What happens to an atom that loses a proton?
If the atom is not hydrogen, the atom becomes an atom of the element with an atomic number one less than the original atom. If the atom is hydrogen, the entire atom disintegrates. ...
Asked in Chemistry, Inventions, Physics
Why is it important to learn and understand the concept of an atom?
Learning and understanding the concept of an atom is important because scientific knowledge has to be carefully considered within society, and decisions made as to its benefits or otherwise. It has been said that an educated person is one who can converse on a variety of subjects for an hour without revealing their occupation. ...
Asked in Chemistry, Atoms and Atomic Structure
When part of an atom moves to another atom the losing atom will have what kind of charge?
When an electron leaves an atom, the atom becomes positive.