# How are elements and atoms related?

Sep 8, 2014

Elements consist of atoms with the same number of protons in the nucleus.

#### Explanation:

Some elements that you can find in the home are copper ($\text{Cu}$, 29 protons) in the wiring, aluminium ($A l$, 13 protons) in pots and pans, and iron ($\text{Fe}$, 26 protons) in iron nails.

Other elements are nitrogen (${\text{N}}_{2}$), ozone (${\text{O}}_{3}$), phosphorus (${\text{P}}_{4}$), and sulfur (${\text{S}}_{8}$).

They contain atoms with 7, 8, 15, and 16 protons, respectively, in their nuclei,

Here's a diagram of the atoms of some other elements.

(from slideplayer.com)

Below is an excellent video about elements and atoms.

Elements are a chemical substance made up of only one type of atom. An example of an element is carbon .

#### Explanation:

Atoms are tiny particles made of protons, neutrons and electrons.

Elements are chemical substances which contain just one type of atom.

Example: Gold is an element. The smallest piece of gold (particle) which still has the same characteristics of a larger piece of gold is a single atom of gold. Also a gold has an atomic number of 79 so there are 79 protons in the nucleus