Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 1 - The Nature of Chemistry - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 41d: 51


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We know that mass cannot be created or destroyed. This is accounted for on the atomic level, for atoms are not created or destroyed (at least as far as we are concerned right now). Because atoms do not "disappear" or "appear," conservation of mass makes sense.
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