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The Atom

Atom The basic particle fro which all elements are made; the smallest particle of an element that has the basic properties of that element
Electron A tiny negatively charged particle that moves around the outside of the nucleus of an atom
Nucleus The central core of an atom which contains protons and nuetrons
Energy Level A region of an atom where electrons are likely to be found.
Neutron A small particle in the atom, with no electrical charge.
Atomic Number The number of protons in the nucleus of an atom
Isotope An atom with the same number of protons and a different number of neutrons from atoms of other atoms of the same element
Mass Number The sum of protons and neutrons in the nucleus of the atom.
Atomic mass The average mass of all the isotopes in an element
Periodic Table An arrangement of the elements showing the repeating of their properties.
Chemical Symbol A one or two lettered representation of an element
Period A horizontal row of elements in the periodic table
Group Elements in the same vertical column of the periodic table; also called a family.
Proton Small positively charged particles that are found in the nucleus of an atom
Created by: nicholasmcgowan1