CAN ATOMS EXIST INDEPENDENTLY?

Asked by Adithya Rao | 16th Nov, 2013, 06:56: PM

Expert Answer:

The atoms of only a few elements called noble gases (Such as helium, neon, argon and kryton, etc.) are chemically unreactive and exist in the free state or independently. Atoms of most of the elements are chemically very reactive and do not exist in the free state or independently. Atoms usually exist in two ways:

  1. In the form of molecules, and
  2. In the form of ions. 

Answered by Karishma Kapoor | 18th Nov, 2013, 12:51: PM

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