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Unformatted text preview: proton = charge of +1, mass of 1 amu, located in the nucleus neutron = no charge, mass of 1 amu, located in the nucleus electron = charge of -1, negligible mass, located in the electron cloud amu = atomic mass unit an element = pure form of matter containing only one kind of atom Atoms of the different elements differ in their numbers of subatomic particles. atomic # = the number of protons in the nucleus; unique for each element Atoms of the same element have the same number of protons, but can differ in number of neutrons. called isotopes = same atomic #, but different atomic masses (which is protons + neutrons) oxygen (O), carbon (C), hydrogen (H), nitrogen (N) combined make up over 96% of human body...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2009 for the course BIO 309D taught by Professor Jessicawandelt during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '08