How Many Protons, Neutrons, and Electrons Are in Common Elements?
ES0501  Build Atoms Yourself

One way to find out about the structure of something is to take it apart. Another way is to construct the item from its parts. This interactive model will allow you to build atoms of different elements from a collection of subatomic particles.

  !   Click the "Next" button to begin using the interactive model. After a brief introduction on how the model works, you will be able to drag protons, neutrons, and electrons into the model to create various atoms.

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  !   Use the interactive model to build model atoms for the elements in your chart. Pay attention to the feedback so that you are building balanced (total charge = zero) atoms.

3. Fill in the information for elements on your chart. Record the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons for balanced atoms of each element indicated.


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