Carbon atoms are the building blocks for carbon, which is the sixth most abundant element found in the universe. A carbon atom has six electrons, four of which are in the outer shell of the atom, its valence shell. More »

Although the early Greek philosopher Democritus hypothesized the existence of atoms, it was not until the late 1800s that English physician J.J. Thomson proposed a model for the atom. J.J. Thomson discovered the atom bec... More »

Atoms are neutral because they have same number of positively charged particles, protons, and negatively charged particles, electrons. The amount of charge in a single proton is equal to the amount of charge possessed by... More »

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