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They are different words to describe the same thing. An atom is an element.

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How atoms of different element differ in their atomic structure?

Atoms of different elements differ in their number of protons, neutrons, and electrons.


How do elements differ?

They are different in the number of protons their atoms contain.


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Elements that differ in mass number are?

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How are the atoms of one element different from the atoms in another element?

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What is the key difference that causes atoms of one element to differ from the other atoms of all other elements?

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How do atoms and molecules differ?

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How are atoms and elements differ from one another?

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