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Title What is an atom?
Description A guided inquiry activity used in introductory college chemistry for science majors. This is the third edition and implementation notes are included in a separate file for instructors. I can make an answer key available upon request.
Subject Chemistry
Level High School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Guided Activity
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Nuclear atom, atomic structure, subatomic particles
Simulation(s) Build an Atom (HTML5)


Author(s) Shari Dunham
Contact Email sharidunham@moravian.edu
School / Organization Moravian College
Date submitted 7/1/15
Date updated 7/1/15