How do atomic structures differ from one another?

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Dec 16, 2017

Answer:

Size is the obvious difference, as a result of larger nuclei (higher numbers of protons and neutrons) and more electrons (thus more orbitals are filled and overall shape is indicative of orbitals filled).

Explanation:

All atoms do, however, follow a similar form. Based on the Bohr-model of an atom, the general structure is the same. A nucleus (consisting of protons and neutrons) and orbiting electrons around this nucleus.

All atoms posses different numbers of protons and electrons and thus as a result will have a different physical size and different electron configurations, but ultimately will follow the same 'form' as all other atoms within the periodic table.