Wednesday, May 3, 2017
1.9 Atoms and Molecules - Revision Points
Atoms are the smallest particle of an element which may or may not have independent existence, but it takes part in chemical reactions.
Molecule is the smallest particle of a substance (element or compound) capable of independent existence.
There are 112 elements in nature as per the present knowledge. Obviously there are 112 different types of atoms.
Molecules may have two or more atoms. Molecules are divided into two types:
1. Homoatomic molecules
2. Heteroatomic molecules