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chemistry defintion


Vocabulary wordDefinition
Atom The smallest paricle of an element that retains all properties of that element.
Isotope Atoms of the same element with the same number of protons but different numbers of neutrons.
Radioactivity The process in which some substances spontaneously emit radiation.
Neutron A neutral subatomic particle in an atom's nucleus that has a mass nearly equal to that of a proton.
Wavelength The shortest distance between equivalent points on a continuous wave.
Frequency The number of waves that pass a given point per second.
Amplitude The height of a wave from the origin to a crest, or from the origin to a trough.
Quantum The minimum amount of energy that can be gained or lost by an atom.
Photon A particle of electromagnetic radiation with no mass that carries a quantrum of energy.
Created by: SummerNicole