Are all atoms the same size?

Answer Atoms are the basic building blocks of the universe and all life within it. Atoms of different elements vary in the number of particles (protons, neutrons and electrons) that they contain. Yet, des... Read More »

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Are atoms with the same atomic number classified the same?

The atomic number indicates how many protons are in an atom. The number of protons in an atom does not vary. However, both the number of electrons and neutrons in an atom may change. When the numbe... Read More »

Do all atoms of an element weigh the same?

All atoms of an element do not share the same weight. The mass of an atom is the sum of the protons and neutrons in an atom. Isotopes of an element share the same number of protons but vary in the ... Read More »

Are atoms of the same element alike?

Atoms of the same element all have the same number of protons in the nucleus, which is listed as the atomic number. However, atoms of the same element may have different isotopes, which vary in the... Read More »

Do all oxygen atoms have the same mass?

All oxygen atoms do not have the same mass. Isotopes and radioisotopes of oxygen range from O-12 to O-24, which begets an atomic mass ranging from 12 to 24u. However, over 99 percent of oxygen atom... Read More »