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Why can't we see an atom with the naked eye?

Posted December 13, 2022


An atom is a miniscule particle that measures approximately 0.1 to 0.5 nanometers. 1 nanometer = 1×10−9 meters or 1/1000000000 meters. It is not possible for the naked eye to see particles that are so small. The only way the human eye can see an atom is under a microscope. 

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