Atoms are probably one of the first things that came into your mind when you heard the word “atom”. You may wonder what exactly is an atom and what it does? Atoms are actually the small building blocks of everything in existence. It is amazing to know that you can create something out of empty atoms, such as an atom filled with helium or water, but it is true! Let us take a deeper look.
The process of creating new atoms and molecules is known as chemistry. Atoms make molecules as they join together with another atom and chemical reaction occurs. We have learned what atoms to make molecules through a brief history of their existence. Through this article, we will give you a short history of what is an atom.
In the beginning, everything that existed was made of atomic matter. This is because matter consists of atoms (like dots on a piece of paper) and these atoms are made of protons (positive charges), neutrons (negative charges), and electrons (positives). The smallest atomic particle is the electron. This is the reason why there are only certain kinds of elements that we can easily see and touch. Bacteria and other living cells do not contain any electrons.
Atoms have an atomic number that can be written on a periodic table called the periodic table. This shows that atomic number is the most stable and which is the most common. The unstable atomic numbers cannot be turned into stable ones by external influence. This is the reason why the planets and stars are still populated by natural living organisms.
Atoms have different chemical properties depending on their atomic number. The valances, which are the outer coating of an atom, can have a red, orange, green, or blue color. These compounds give off different wavelengths as they emit or radiate light. The different colors of the light make them appear different from one another. The chemistry of gases is also different depending on the atomic number of the atom.
Atoms cannot have chemical elements if their atomic mass is too small. An atom must have a certain amount of mass to be able to adopt a particular chemical element. Thus, if the atomic mass of a molecule is less than 1.5 times the Planck’s Constant, the element is impossible to create. The smallest atomic mass possible is an adenosine triphosphate. It is the main component of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The molecules of plants contain an abundance of this ATP; therefore, it is also the basis of ATP generators.
Every atom has a negative and a positive ion. When atoms come in contact with each other, either by being in the same atomic frame or by sharing a physical space, electrons become bound together and form ions. Atoms have a number of different positive ions such as sodium, chloride, bromide, and carbon. Atoms can only bind with another ion if the atomic mass of each molecule is less than the difference in their weights. Thus, when two atoms are in the same frame, or in motion around one another, and they share a positive ion, electrons may share an orbit around both of the atoms creating a positive charge.
An atom has a single nucleus that makes up the entire atom. The number of neutrons present in an atom depends upon what type of atom it is. A rare kind of atom is the taurosteriline, which has a single electron instead of a pair. A deuterium atom is the smallest kind of atom with no electron to share. The other kinds of atoms are the most common ones including the alkanes, phosphates, trihalides, alkenes, heptagons, carbonates, pentanes, heptahalides, and pentadoes.