How to Tell an Ion From an Atom?

Answer Atoms and ions are not very different, as all ions were former atoms. Atoms go through a process of electron swapping between each other, which can give them extra electrons or missing electrons. T... 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 »

What does the nucleus of an atom contain?

The nucleus contains protons and neutrons. Protons contain a positive charge within the nucleus, while neutrons contain a neutral charge. The nucleus is where most of the atom's mass resides.Refere... Read More »

What is an atom if it only has two protons?

An atom that only has two protons is helium. Helium also has two neutrons and two electrons. Helium is the only atom with two protons, thus its position as the second element of the periodic table.... Read More »

How small is an atom in kkh?

There are three atoms in a molecule of KKH, or K2H: two potassium atoms and one hydrogen atom. The smallest of the three is the hydrogen atom, with an atomic weight of 1.007947 grams. The total wei... Read More »