Atoms, Physics

Atoms

If a water molecule could be magnified sufficiently it would be seen to consist of three smaller particles closely bound together. These three particles are ATOMS, two of hydrogen and one of oxygen.

The water is a compound, the oxygen and hydrogen are elements. Every element has atoms of its own type. There are 92 naturally occurring elements and therefore 92 types of naturally occurring atoms.
Every molecule consists of atoms. Molecules of elements contain atoms of the same types, for example the hydrogen molecule consists of two atoms of hydrogen joined together, the oxygen molecule consists of two atoms of oxygen joined together, but the molecules of compound contain different atoms joined together.

Most molecules contain more than one atom but some elements can exist as single atoms. In such a case the atom is also the molecule. For example the Helium atom is also the Helium molecule.

An atom is the smallest indivisible particle of an element which can take part in a chemical change. The term ‘atomic structure' is use when talking about elements.

Posted Date: 9/13/2012 1:10:44 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Atoms, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Atoms, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Atoms Discussions

Write discussion on Atoms
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Motion of an object in a straight line is called one dimensional motion. The location of a particle in one dimensional motion can be explained by only one variable (say x). For a p

in some case we take y=-g but in some case we take y=g... why???

Atoms If a water molecule could be magnified sufficiently it would be seen to consist of three smaller particles closely bound together. These three particles are ATOMS, two o

Explain about the double-crucible method. Low loss fibers are mostly manufactured by using double crucible and vapour phase deposition method. The double-crucible method is

group velocity and phase velocity

Electric Field of an Oscillating Charge An electric charge is executing simple harmonic motion, and the animation displays the electric field lines around it.

when a soft iron piece is buried under the surface of earth in the north south direction why the iron piece show properties of a magnet

It is a parameter of an insulator that defInes the maximum voltage difference that can be applied across the material before the insulator collapse and conducts.

1- Two researchers test the same hypothesis. Researcher A rejects the null hypothesis and researcher B fails to reject the null hypothesis. Discuss three reasons that could cause

Defect: The image is formed behind the retina and lens becomes converging.