What are the parts of an atom? What does each do? Definitions and (clear but easy to understand) explanations, please? Thx!
Atom is made up of 4 parts, nucleus, protons, electrons and neutrons.
Protons are positively charged particles and they determine what element the atom is
Neutrons mainly stabilize the atom and have the same atomic mass as protons,also located near the proton
Electrons, that is in the most outer part of an atom allow the atoms to bond to each other and take part in chemical reactions
The Nuclues is the central core of an atom that has all the mass of the atom in it( protons,electrons)