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 Why was the planet Mercury named Mercury?

Answer In Roman mythology, Mercury was the god of commerce and travel; his Greek counterpart was Hermes, messenger of the gods. The planet Mercury was probably named after the god because of its quick pas... Read More »
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Can we see protons?

Protons are extremely small, so it is impossible to see them with the naked eye or even through a microscope. We only know that protons exist because the effects of their behavior within the nucleu... Read More »
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How many protons does tin have?

Tin has 50 protons. It is listed in the Periodic Table of Elements with the symbol "Sn." This metal's boiling point is 4,118 Fahrenheit. Tin became known in early civilizations and is now used prim... Read More »
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How many protons are in mg?

"Mg" is the chemical symbol for magnesium. Its proton number ("atomic number") is 12, indicating that each nucleus of magnesium contains 12 protons. Magnesium is naturally abundant and is a vital c... Read More »
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How many protons are in Ni?

One atom of nickel has 28 protons. Each element's atomic number refers to the amount of protons and electrons contained in the atom. To find the number of neutrons, subtract the atomic number from ... Read More »
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