Atoms, Molecules, and Elements paper

Atoms, Molecules, and Elements paper - ATOMS, MOLECULES,...

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ATOMS, MOLECULES, AND ELEMENTS PAPER 1 Atoms, Molecules, and Elements Paper Atoms are the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of that element. Atoms have a nucleus, which contains protons, neutrons, and electrons. Molecules are the smallest part of a compound that preserves all the properties of the matter and is made up of one or more atoms. At least two atoms are needed to make up a molecule. One oxygen molecule is made up of two oxygen atoms. To make up a water molecule, one oxygen atoms and two hydrogen atoms are used. Elements are the simplest form of matter which cannot be broken down any further using chemical means. A compound is a chemical species which is formed when two or more atoms join together chemically, with covalent or ionic bonds. The properties of a compound are dictated by the elements from which it is made of. The size and charge of the elements have a large impact on the physical and chemical properties of the compound. The type of bonding and the arrangement of the
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2012 for the course GENERAL chm 110 taught by Professor Wilk during the Fall '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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