How to Calculate the Mass of the Earth's Atmosphere?

Answer We live at the bottom of an ocean of air, even if we're not always aware of this. Earth's atmosphere, like all other physical things and your aunt's cooking, has mass, a great deal of mass, in fact... Read More »

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What is the mass of the Earth's atmosphere?

The mass of the Earth's atmosphere is 5.3 x 10 to the 18th power kg, roughly one-millionth the mass of the planet (5.97 x 10 to the 24th power kg). Our atmosphere is mostly made up of nitrogen (78.... Read More »

Where is the center of mass of the Earth's atmosphere?

The Earth's atmosphere is about 10,000 kilometers thick, but most of its bulk is contained in the first 11 kilometers above the Earth's surface. Since the Earth and its atmosphere are roughly spher... Read More »

How to Calculate the Mass (in amu)?

Amu stands for atomic mass units, a measure of very small masses. Each amu equals 1/12th the mass of a carbon-12 atom. Because the amu is so small, you usually use powers of 10 to represent the mas... Read More »

How to Calculate Mass Ratio?

The mass ratio of a chemical reaction is defined as the percentage of mass of a product species that was contributed by one or more reactant species. For example, water -- H2O -- is composed of hyd... Read More »