Atom Facts

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As we all know Atom is smallest particle of an element still having the same chemical properties of the element. There are 2 sextillion atoms of oxygen in one drop of the water. Particles smaller then Atom are called subatomic particles. Electrons, protons and neutrons are the three major subatomic particles. Today scientists understand that protons and neutrons are made of even smaller particles called quarks which are tied together with particles called gluons.rnrn It is believed that an atom is made of 200 or more than 200 subatomic particles because it is told that in an atom there is so much space and electrons take only 1/1000th volume. That space may have more subatomic particles in it and according to the calculations there may come more than 200 subatomic particles. Bellow is the picture of atoms of gold produced by electronic microscope.
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  1. What?

    Hydrogen is made of one subatomic atom, a proton. That’s all it is, and that’s why its useful in things.

    What this heck is this fact ON?

  2. There are other subatomic particles in atoms as well as just electrons protons and neutrons. For example 3 quarks make up a proton etc. There are also particles such as baryons, mesons, photons, neutrinos, bosons, leptons and hadrons

  3. Hydrogen is 1 proton and 1 electron
    electrons are composed to two elementary particles.
    Protons are composed of 3 quarks,I believe top top bottom,but Im not sure.

  4. Imagine an O, with a dot in it. Now, you see all that emptiness? That’s what this is about. Somehow, electrons hover or orbit the nucleus, never touching it. That is why we really “never” touch eachother. Given the mass we can see, there is an empty mass we can’t see. Like our solar system. If we combined all the planets, we still wouldn’t be able to fill the emptiness of the solar system. We’d probably fall into a similar ratio, of 1% or something of the sort.

  5. DB, if only it were that simple!!
    Dorian, your closer… an electron however is actually a fundamental particle, it isnt made up of anything simpler, like its higher-energy equivelants the muon and the tau. It does have its corresponding neutrino if thats what you meant?
    You’re right with the proton being a baryon ie. made up of 3 quarks, and you’re charges are right, but its up – up – down…

  6. This is complete rubbish, i thought this was called interesting ‘facts’. Where’s this come from? Maybe because there’s over 200 known subatomic particles? but that doesn’t mean that they’re all found in a single atom.

  7. Not very scientific! Just because there is a lot of empty space in an atom that does not mean that there are lots of subatomic particles. If there were then htere would not be much empty space!

  8. Not very scientific! “There are more than 200 subatomic particles because there is so much space”?1?1?1 What kind of drivel is this?

  9. actually you are all right in your own way and lots of you are going of the ball and making silly mistakes evidently there are lots of subatomic thingys but what this guy is trying to point out that we are on a breakthrough here. it cant be made of nothing because everthing is made of something. think for yourselves people scientists are wrong there is no such thing as a vocume or a god particle creating everthing. everthing is made of something and just because we don’t know what it is does not mean it is nothing. honestly you are all as dimbwitted as scientist. back to the point the thing mayank was saying is that there could hundreds of new substances in the atom we have not discovered.

  10. this makes no sense to me because im only 11 i understood the time travel thing but this is hard to make sense of i mean if there is about 200 subatomic particles and 2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms in a drop of water then there would be about 400 sextillion subatomic particles in one drop of water good thing i studied large numbers(;

  11. dont cry for me, im already dead. yh…. so basically guys u all smd ok??? we is in a chemistry lesson right now so pls go back to wanking. laura is touching herself for you little kids. she has a cauliflower fetish… mmm yah dats good. wuv u lawng tyme bitchizzles.

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