state true or false: Atom is the smallest particle of an element.

Asked by  | 19th Oct, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Dear Student
This is true
An atom is the smallest particle of an element that can be uniquely identified as that specific element. 
Note that this question is different from asking "What is the smallest particle in an atom?" . Atoms are composed of smaller particles (protons, electrons, and neutrons), but the smallest thing that has the identity of a specific element is the atom.If we break the atom down into those particles it is no long that element, so it loses it's identity.
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Answered by  | 19th Oct, 2010, 11:01: AM

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