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? Indivisible. It is not appropriate because the atom can be broken down. 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. Protons (inside +) Neutrons (inside neutral) Electrons (outside -) 3) Which are heavier, the particles that make up the atom's nucleus or its outer shell? Nucleus 4) Do fission and fusion involve the nucleus of the atom or its outer shell? Nucleus 5) Do chemical reactions involve the nucleus of the atom or its outer shell? Outer Shell 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 an electron 7) If an atom has six electrons in its outer shell, and that shell can hold eight electrons, what might that atom do to be "more comfortable"? Gain two electrons
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course SYST 101 taught by Professor Surey during the Spring '08 term at Zhejiang University.

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

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