Conclusion: The Atom – Then and Now!

After you have completed this lesson you should be able to:

·        Explain the structure and properties of the atom

·        Trace the historical development of the atom from its beginning to the current model

·        Describe the current model of the atom

·        Explain how more than one scientist can contribute to scientific discovery


Some things to think about:

·        Are there particles smaller than the neutrons, protons and electrons?

·        Is light made up of particles or waves?

·        What comes next, after quantum theory?

·        What new discoveries are waiting to be made?

·        How do atoms from compounds?


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