posted on Oct, 26 2014 @ 05:13 PM
Understanding things chemically can really put some things in perspective.
One weird perspective is that we have gold in out bodies, an unknown fact to many, but who knew we can carry so many atoms of gold in our bodies.
Link to elemental Composition of human body
en.wikipedia.org...
Apparently there are 100 gold atoms for every billion atoms in our body
If you'd like to know how many atoms of gold are in your body follow this guide
First insert your weight in this calculator to estimate how many grams of gold are in your body
Link to Calculator -->
www.webelements.com...
Once the grams of gold in your body are known, you can divide the value by the atomic mass unit of a single gold atom 196.97amu.
link to picture of gold on periodic table
sp.yimg.com...
This value from the result of dividing your weight of gold by amu is the amount of Mols of gold that are in your body.
Mols are synonymous with the value 6.022 x 10 to the 23rd power..
a value known as Avogadro's constant...aka the numbers of carbon atoms in 12.01 grams of carbon, ...an interesting read...
Link to Avogadro info
en.wikipedia.org...
So if you weigh 150 lbs, you would have about 0.0068 grams aka 6.8 miligrams gold in your body. Thus you would have .00003457 mols gold aka .00003457
x 6.022 x 10 to the 23rd power.
which equals 2.078 x 10 to the 19th power aka 20 Quintillion gold atoms
Know the names of large numbers here.
www.unc.edu...
One you can do on your own If you know how much your pure aluminum beer can weighs then you can also figure how many atoms of aluminum are in that
can.