• Question: I get atoms and elements mixed up please can you explain them? xxxx

    Asked by cornwellrebecca to Akram, David, Gill, Jack, laurenceharwood on 14 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Akram Alomainy

      Akram Alomainy answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      I think the others will be best to explain that since I am the Engineer who is best at explaining physical stuff 😉

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      Laurence Harwood answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      Atoms are the single particle of any element and there are about 111 elements known. Not all of them exist naturally – plutonium is the heaviest element found naturally. An atom basically consists of electrons protons and neutrons and is defined as the smallest divisible unit of matter (lecture over….).

    • Photo: Jack Snape

      Jack Snape answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      Laurence already answered this .. thanks 🙂

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      Gill Menzies answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      Perfect question for Laurence!