Atom Information

 

AtomicMass Number

  6

C

12
 Atomic Number

An Element Box from the Periodic Table

 

The two numbers in the element box can be used to find out information about the particles that can be found in an atom.

Protons - the same as the atomic number (carbon has 6 protons)

Electrons - the same as the atomic number (carbon has 6 electrons)

Neutrons - this is the atomic mass number minus the atomic number
(12-6 = 6) Carbon must have 6 neutrons.

Use this information and a periodic table to help you with the next page.

Atoms - What's in them?

Nf.ks4.jan2000