How Small Is An Atom? Spoiler: Very Small.

  • Published: 20 January 2015
  • Atoms are very weird. Wrapping your head around exactly how weird, is close to impossible – how can you describe something that is SO removed from humans experience? But then again, they kind of make up everything, so let us try anyways.

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    How small is an atom? Spoiler: Very small


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    How Small is an Atom? Spoiler: Very small.

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    • TZO_Ghoul
      TZO_Ghoul  8 hours back

      Wait wouldn't that mean that atoms are not the smallest objects in the universe, since they are made up of quarks? If so that would mean even quarks would have to be made of something even smaller right? But if that is the case it means there would be even smaller things making up the objects that make up quarks? If that makes any sense, also meaning that there could be something in our universe that would be thousands of times smaller then atoms. Now that would be an interesting thought?

    • Aryan Das
      Aryan Das  2 months back


    • Traps
      Traps  2 months back

      @buddyzee is that a Minecraft YouTuber that builds?

    • buddyzee
      buddyzee  2 months back

      thefuk is a rice corn? it's called a grain. Unless you're talking about some weird British rice/corn hybrid

    • ShockWave
      ShockWave  2 months back

      wow only 2 replies not including mine

  • Blackdragon
    Blackdragon  3 hours back

    He forgot something. Protons neutrons electrons and morons

    • Zhiqian Du
      Zhiqian Du  1 days back

      How Cute Is A Cat? Spoiler: Very Cute

      • Stef Stylo
        Stef Stylo  1 days back

        Great video, but your claim that "every atom of an element is the same" is wrong because you ignore the existence of isotopes.

        • Qiræ Kwiwi ¿
          Qiræ Kwiwi ¿  2 days back

          Someone in my class collected a few orbeez in class because someone’s thing broke and he made an atom with it.

          • snas the skeltein
            snas the skeltein  2 days back

            technacly, hydrogen has different isotopes, so not all hydrogen atoms are the same

            • SIDDHARTH KABANE
              SIDDHARTH KABANE  2 days back

              Can I get a video on how does an atom look like

              • Jim Keogh
                Jim Keogh  4 days back

                Kurzesagt: "Every atom of an element is the same"

                Isotopes: "Am I a joke to you?"

              • Owen Bet Ngk
                Owen Bet Ngk  5 days back

                *color and size super wrong*

                • c_men man
                  c_men man  5 days back

                  holy shit

                  • PenguinJP MC
                    PenguinJP MC  5 days back


                    • mincegaming350&minecraft

                      what is this roasting yourself thingy?

                      • Lakshay Kapoor
                        Lakshay Kapoor  7 days back

                        Hi steve

                        • LoneRanger2000
                          LoneRanger2000  1 weeks back

                          Amazing! Read the "Dancing Wu Li Masters" by Gary Zukav if you want to see where God comes into all this!

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                            Hitler voice: 2:03

                            • carson mayo
                              carson mayo  1 weeks back

                              And I thought organic chemistry was hard!

                              • xxx IAmNoneOfYourBusiness Xxx

                                2015: no
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                                2018: no
                                2019: *LeTs rEcOmeNd tHiS*

                                • bittu Gahlot
                                  bittu Gahlot  1 weeks back

                                  How was the size of the atom decided ?

                                  • An unfortunate hammerhead shark

                                    how do you make your own kurzgesagt bird

                                    • TheEnde124
                                      TheEnde124  2 weeks back

                                      I have an exam in physics tomorrow, I have to admit that learning physics just raises more questions about this world and reality.

                                      • PandazForLyfe
                                        PandazForLyfe  2 weeks back

                                        but what if im in a tiny room??

                                        • sas50
                                          sas50  2 weeks back

                                          0:37 I am watching on my phone in backseat of car

                                          • Adek
                                            Adek  2 weeks back

                                            HOW COULD YOU PUT A SPOILER IN THE TITLE!? THATS NUTS!

                                            okay jk, jk I still luv u, shorty ur the best

                                            • Kerosin
                                              Kerosin  2 weeks back

                                              3:20 So I’m literally in trillions of places at once?

                                              • James Michael
                                                James Michael  2 weeks back

                                                What editor are you using?

                                                • Blitz Gaming PH
                                                  Blitz Gaming PH  3 weeks back

                                                  Adolf Hitler at 2:02


                                                  • Blitz Gaming PH
                                                    Blitz Gaming PH  5 days back

                                                    @Dragon Ritterstein No shit Sherlock. Adolf Hitler is German. What's your point? And that was supposed to be a joke. Sheesh, where's your sense of humor?

                                                  • Dragon Ritterstein
                                                    Dragon Ritterstein  5 days back

                                                    Nein is a German Word. It‘s not something only Adolf Hitler said.

                                                • Cascade
                                                  Cascade  3 weeks back

                                                  Your video is good when I’m drunk

                                                  It’s decent when I’m sober btw

                                                  • //Orange Sky//
                                                    //Orange Sky//  3 weeks back

                                                    Fucking spoiler😭😭

                                                    • Tomas Pompolo
                                                      Tomas Pompolo  3 weeks back

                                                      2:02 nine nine nine nine nine nine nine nine nine nine nine nine nine nine nine nine nine nine

                                                      • karate gaming
                                                        karate gaming  3 weeks back

                                                        Are you antman

                                                        • hatim bedy
                                                          hatim bedy  3 weeks back

                                                          2:06 hitler must be here

                                                          • Subhasis Das
                                                            Subhasis Das  3 weeks back

                                                            Please make a video on quantum fluctuations

                                                            • Ivett Rivera
                                                              Ivett Rivera  3 weeks back

                                                              I watched this at 1:42 AM.......

                                                              • némlaj karelisso
                                                                némlaj karelisso  3 weeks back

                                                                It make question. If an electron can be anywhere in the universe at the current moment how does chemical reactions happen?

                                                                • ᴏᴋᴀɴ
                                                                  ᴏᴋᴀɴ  3 weeks back

                                                                  Answer: 620 picometers

                                                                • Sultan Favian Respati
                                                                  Sultan Favian Respati  3 weeks back

                                                                  sizes and color super wrong

                                                                  • Vali Alphito
                                                                    Vali Alphito  3 weeks back

                                                                    0:03 thats what she said

                                                                    • Suhas Dara
                                                                      Suhas Dara  3 weeks back

                                                                      I don't agree with "all hydrogen atoms are the same". There are different isotopes of the same atoms.

                                                                      • Dam Daniel Dam!
                                                                        Dam Daniel Dam!  3 weeks back

                                                                        Liked the crash course easter egg

                                                                        • B CREATIVE
                                                                          B CREATIVE  3 weeks back

                                                                          At 4:4 girl has a pokeball on her belt.

                                                                          • Max
                                                                            Max  3 weeks back

                                                                            Soviet Union: *reaches Berlin*

                                                                            Hitler: 2:03

                                                                            • SIX-SH00T3R
                                                                              SIX-SH00T3R  4 weeks back

                                                                              me: laughing because of a text like "size and colors are super wrong."
                                                                              me: missing information
                                                                              me: rewind 10 seconds

                                                                              • heavymachine gunner
                                                                                heavymachine gunner  4 weeks back

                                                                                A atom is the same size as my peen

                                                                                • internet parasite
                                                                                  internet parasite  4 weeks back


                                                                                  • kostaftp
                                                                                    kostaftp  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Suck my atoms...

                                                                                    • Y. Bakshi
                                                                                      Y. Bakshi  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Hitler: We won’t invade Czechoslovakia
                                                                                      Allies: Are you sure?
                                                                                      Hitler: 2:04

                                                                                      • Nidhin Vinod
                                                                                        Nidhin Vinod  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Protons and neutrons bind together to make the atom core.
                                                                                        This binding is one of the four fundamental forces of the universe.
                                                                                        Electrons and protons are made out of quarks
                                                                                        quarks and electrons are the fundamental components of the matter in the universe.
                                                                                        Electrons orbit the core at a speed of 2200 kilometers per second.
                                                                                        The emptiness in the item is filled with quantum fluctuations

                                                                                        • Mimi Hagos
                                                                                          Mimi Hagos  4 weeks back

                                                                                          Y is there a girl with a pokeball