Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 2, The Chemistry of Life - Assessment - 2.1 The Nature of Matter - Understand Key Concepts/Think Critically - Page 56: 4


An atom is a particle of matter that cannot be broken down into any simpler substance. Atoms make up elements. Elements combine to form compounds.

Work Step by Step

An atom is the basic unit of matter. The same kinds of atoms make an element. Two or more elements form a compound.
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