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The Basics of Chemistry
Building blocks (everything is composed of elements
smallest amount of an element that retains the trait of the element (Fe)
smallest amount of a compound that retains the trait of the compound
a combination of atoms bound together with a specific trait (like water H2O
positively charged particle, 1 atomic mass unit (amu), found in nucleus
neutral particle, 1 amu, found in nucleus
negatively charged particle, practically no mass, found in the outsides
charged particle (either missing electron(s) or extra electron(s)
something that changes to tell you another thing is present
is the center of the atom (protons & neutrons tightly packed together)
area where electrons are likely to be found