atoms are not the smallest particles,because they can be further divided.but why does the definition of atom states that 'atoms are smallest particles of an element'?

Asked by Gayathri C | 23rd Nov, 2013, 10:46: AM

Expert Answer:

An atom is defined as the basic unit of element. By basic, we mean that it is the building block of matter. It is the smallest particle of an element that can take part in a chemical reaction. Every atom consists of protons, neutrons and electrons.

Answered by Hanisha Vyas | 25th Nov, 2013, 11:01: AM

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