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Particulate Nature of Matter; Atoms Molecules and ions Matter is made up of discrete particles the main ones being atoms molecules and ions. Read more on MATTERS ATOMS An atom is the smallest particle of an element which can take part in a chemical reaction. An atom can also be said to be the smallest particle of an element that can ever exist and still possess the chemical properties of that element. MOLECULES Most atoms cannot exist alone. They generally bond with other atoms to…

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How to Make Neon Atoms With Styrofoam Balls

Make Neon Atoms With Styrofoam Balls

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How to Build a Model of a Neon Atom

Atoms are the building blocks of matter and are responsible for all visible structure that can be observed in the universe. Atoms can differ in a number of ways, including how many protons and ...

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How to Make Neon Atoms With Styrofoam Balls

“Scenes from a microworld: The eye can’t see protons, electrons, and other subatomic particles, but a camera records their frothy wakes in a chamber of liquefied neon and hydrogen at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois. Technician Karen Carew points to a straight line, possibly the track of a pion dislodged from its spot in a neon atom’s nucleus by a neutrino traveling at the speed of light.”

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