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Diameter of an Oil Droplet in Scientific Notation

A drop of oil volume 0.05 cm3 is released from a medicine dropper on to a calm surface of a pond where it spreads out to cover an area of 40 cm2. Assume that the oil has a uniform thickness equal to the diameter of an oil molecule, calculate the diameter of an oil molecule, and express answer in scientific notation with the correct amount of significant figures.

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This solution calculates the diameter of the oil droplet by determining its volume and converts the answer to scientific notation.