How to Describe an Atom?

Answer Scientists including John Dalton and Neils Bohr have attempted to describe the atom. With each new discovery, the description changed, and the atom grew more and more complex. What began as a "bill... Read More »

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How big is a hydrogen atom?

According to the "Ask a Scientist" series at the U.S. Department of Energy, a hydrogen atom is about 5.29 nanometers in diameter. A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter. The explanation also notes... Read More »

Is a hydrogen atom stable?

Three natural isotopes of hydrogen exist: protium (stable), deuterium (stable) and tritium (unstable). The half life of the hydrogen atom determines the stability. Four other highly unstable labora... Read More »

How to Draw a Hydrogen Atom?

The hydrogen atom is the smallest and simplest known atom in the periodic table of elements. It contains only one proton, or positively charged particle, and one electron, or negatively charged par... Read More »

How Many Protons are in An Atom of Hydrogen?

On the periodic table, the symbol for hydrogen is H. There is one proton in an atom of hydrogen. There is also one electron in an atom of hydrogen. There are no neutrons in the hydrogen atom.Source... Read More »