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what is an atom

Posted in Chemistry, asked by maxamed siciid, 6 years ago. 1787 hits.


Atom Definition: 

An atom is the defining structure of an element, which cannot be broken by any chemical means. A typical atom consists of a nucleus of protons and neutrons with electrons orbiting this nucleus.

an atom is a basic chemical building block of matter.

Atom Examples

hydrogen, carbon-14, zinc, cesium, Cl- (a substance can be an atom and an isotope or ion at the same time)


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atom is basically derived from a Greek word "ATOMOS" where A for not and Tomos for divide. So we can say that the smallest indivisible particle of the universe is called atom or the building block of the universe. identical atoms when chemically combined together it forms an element. an atom mainly consist of electron,protons and neutrons where electrons revolves in the specific shells while protons and neutrons are present inside the nucleus

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