How Is Angstrom Converted to Meters?

# How Is Angstrom Converted to Meters?

To convert a distance in angstroms to a distance in meters, divide the number of angstroms by 10 billion. The result of the equation is the same distance measured in meters instead of angstroms.

1. Learn the conversion value

An angstrom is a metric unit of measurement for measuring incredibly small distances. The symbol for angstrom is "Å." The diameter of an atom is approximately the same as 1 angstrom. One angstrom is the same distance as a ten-billionth of 1 meter. One ten-billionth can also be written "10^-10." Therefore, the conversion value between angstroms and meters is 10,000,000,000 because there are 10 billion angstroms in 1 meter.

2. Divide by the conversion value

Because the number of angstroms is far greater than the number of meters in the same distance, you divide by the conversion value. To convert a distance in angstroms to a distance in meters, divide the number of angstroms by 10 billion. For example, dividing 7 billion angstroms by 10,000,000,000 results in 0.7.