Don't Trust Atoms!

They Make Everything Up! By Kyra Shill

The Function of Atoms

An atom is made up of protons, neutrons, and electrons and are the building blocks of matter. The make up everything, such as yourself, your desk and even the air.
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Valence Electrons

Valence electrons are the electrons on the outer ring of the orbital or electron cloud. Their number is determined by the amount of electrons on the outer ring. Their job is bonding and there can only be up to eight valence electrons.
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Periodic table

Periods and groups

Periods are the seven rows across the table. The groups are the columns going down that help show the amount of valence electrons.
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Calculating Protons, Electrons, and Neutrons

The atomic number shows the number of electrons on the electron cloud and the number of protons in the nucleus. The atomic mass is rounded and subtracted from the atomic number to find the number of neutrons in the nucleus with the protons.