What is the smallest unit of an element?
Atoms are the building blocks of all matter in the universe. Atoms are made up of three parts: protons, neutrons, and electrons. Protons and neutrons form the nucleus, while electrons move around the nucleus in an electron cloud.
Atom - The smallest particle of an element that still has the properties of that element. Atoms are made up of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Proton - A positively charged particle located in the nucleus of an atom. Neutron- A neutrally charged or No charge particle located in the nucleus of an atom Electron - A negatively charged particle located in the orbitals of an atom.
Atoms are made of protons, neutrons, and electrons. But the majority of an atom's mass is made up of protons and neutrons, which form the atom's nucleus. The nucleus of an atom is made up of positively-charged protons and electrically neutral neutrons. The electrons, which are negatively charged, orbit around the nucleus.
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- Electrons, photons, positrons
- Protons, neutrons, electrons
Which subatomic particle has a positive charge?
Where are protons and neutrons located within an atom?
- Electron cloud
What is the charge of an electron?
What is the smallest unit of matter that retains the properties of an element?