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- Created on: 05-11-18 17:13
Everything is made from atoms, including you. Atoms are tiny particles that are far too small to see, even with a microscope. If people were the same size as atoms, the entire population of the world would fit into a box about a thousandth of a millimetre across.
We usually imagine atoms as being like tiny balls:
To make diagrams simpler we often draw atoms as circles:
There are over a hundred different elements. The atoms in a particular element are the same as each other, and they are different from the atoms of all other elements. For example, lead and gold are elements. A piece of pure gold contains only gold atoms. A piece of pure lead contains only lead atoms.
The atoms of some elements do not join together, but instead they stay as separate atoms. Helium is…