Asked Oct 20, 2019

whats difference between an atom and an element?


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The atom and an element are to be differentiated.

Step 2

In general, all substances are made up of atoms and elements.

An atom is known to be a simplest unit of matter and is composed of electrons, protons and neutrons. Whereas elements are made up of atoms and they exist as the purest form of substances which cannot be broken down into smaller substances.

For example, gold is an element which is made up ...

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