03. atoms to minerals_06

03. atoms to minerals_06 - OBJECTIVES FOR MATTER AND...

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OBJECTIVES FOR MATTER AND MINERALS 1) What does the word "ATOM" mean, and is it appropriate for what we call atoms? Atom: Indivisible, it’s not appropriate for what we call atoms. 2) Know the names of the three subatomic particles and know their electric charges and if they exist in the nucleus or outer shell of the atoms. Proton - Nucleus – Positive Charge Neutron – Nucleus – Neutral Charge Electron – Outer Shell – Negative Charge 3) Which are heavier, the particles that make up the atom's nucleus or its outer shell? The particles of the nucleus are heavier. 4) Do fission and fusion involve the nucleus of the atom or its outer shell? Both involve the nucleus of the atom. 5) Do chemical reactions involve the nucleus of the atom or its outer shell? They involve the outer shell of the atom. 6) If an atom has one electron in its outer shell, and that shell can hold eight electrons, what might that atom do to be "more comfortable"? Lose one electron to become noble gas configuration, Cation.
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course SYGN 101 taught by Professor Shorey during the Spring '08 term at Mines.

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03. atoms to minerals_06 - OBJECTIVES FOR MATTER AND...

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