What do all atoms of all elements have in common?

1 Answer
Oct 17, 2016

The common feature is that the atoms of all elements consist of electrons, protons, and neutrons.


All atoms have a dense central core called the nucleus.

(From getrevising.co.uk)

The nucleus consists of two kinds of particles:

  • protons, which have a charge of +1
  • neutrons, which have no charge.

Surrounding the nuclei of all atoms are the electrons, which have a charge of -1.