Evaluate the claim, “The breath that you just took contains at least one molecule of air that was in the last breath of the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, who died about 400 b.c.e.” See Problem 64 and assume complete mixing of Earth’s atmosphere over 2400 years.

Problem 64

Evaluate the claim, “There are more molecules in one breath of air than there are breaths in Earth’s entire atmosphere.” Use the following information. The total mass of the atmosphere is about 5.2 * 1021 g. The average molecular mass of air is about 29 u. An average breath has a volume of about 0.50 L and a density of about 1.3 g/L.