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Q: Which element had the largest atom potassium or argon?
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Which element has the largest atom Helium or argon?

Argon has a higher mass number which means it has more particles in its nucleus than helium so I would go with argon.


Is argon an atom?

Yes. Because argon is an element the smallest "piece" of it is referred to as an atom.


What is e major atom in potassium?

Potassium is an element, so the only atom in potassium is potassium.


An atom of argon rarely bonds to an atom of another element because an argon atom has?

An atom of argon has a completely filled outer shell. If you know about bonding, you will get what I mean. The argon atom does not want to give or receive or give electrons because it is already as stable as possible.


Why does a potassium atom always lose its one valence electron what type of bond will it form with a chlorine atom?

A potassium atom "always" loses exactly one valence electron when it reacts with another element, because one valence electron in a potassium atom has a much lower ionization energy requirement than any other electron in the same atom. (This property is generally ascribed to the fact that when a potassium loses exactly one electron, it acquires the very stable electron configuration of the noble gas argon.) A chlorine atom has a very strong attraction (its electronegativity) for exactly one electron, which gives the charged atom the electron configuration of an argon atom. Therefore, when a potassium atom is close enough to a chlorine atom, one electron is transferred between to form an ionic bond and a formula unit of the compound potassium chloride.

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Which element has the largest atom Helium or argon?

Argon has a higher mass number which means it has more particles in its nucleus than helium so I would go with argon.


Is argon an atom?

Yes. Because argon is an element the smallest "piece" of it is referred to as an atom.


What is e major atom in potassium?

Potassium is an element, so the only atom in potassium is potassium.


What particle has the same electron configuration as a potassium ion?

argon atom


What element is in potassium oxide K2O?

2 atom potassium and 1 atom oxygen


Is argon atomic?

Yes. Because argon is an element the smallest "piece" of it is referred to as an atom.


Which one has the largest atom helium or argon?

Niether. In 2015, the largest known atom belonged to ununoctium.


An atom of argon rarely bonds to an atom of another element because an argon atom has?

An atom of argon has a completely filled outer shell. If you know about bonding, you will get what I mean. The argon atom does not want to give or receive or give electrons because it is already as stable as possible.


From elements 1-18 what element has the laregest atom?

Of the elements with atomic numbers 1-18 (Hydrogen to Argon), the element with the largest atom is any of the ones in period 3 (Sodium to Argon) (Na, Mg, Al, Si, P, S, Cl, Ar). However, Argon has the most electrons in that region, so it has the highest atomic number.


How many electrons in potassium?

Potassium is a metal element. There are 19 electrons in a single atom.


What element has eighteen electrons?

As a neutral atom (When it is not an ion) the element argon has eighteen electrons.


Why does a potassium atom always lose its one valence electron what type of bond will it form with a chlorine atom?

A potassium atom "always" loses exactly one valence electron when it reacts with another element, because one valence electron in a potassium atom has a much lower ionization energy requirement than any other electron in the same atom. (This property is generally ascribed to the fact that when a potassium loses exactly one electron, it acquires the very stable electron configuration of the noble gas argon.) A chlorine atom has a very strong attraction (its electronegativity) for exactly one electron, which gives the charged atom the electron configuration of an argon atom. Therefore, when a potassium atom is close enough to a chlorine atom, one electron is transferred between to form an ionic bond and a formula unit of the compound potassium chloride.