Atoms, Elements and the Peridoic Table

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Atoms, Elements and the Periodic Table

  • Elements are the basic building blocks of matter.
  • Elements cannot be broken down by chemical means.
  • Each element has it's own symbol.
  • Elements are made up of atoms, and all atoms of an element are the same.
  • The atomic structure of an element determines it's place the the periodic table.

Atomic Strcture

  • Each atom contains a small positivly charged central region called the nucleus.
  • The nucleus is made up of two types…


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