“At quite uncertain times and places,The atoms left their heavenly path,And by fortuitous embraces,Engendered all that being hath”
Attributed to James Clerk Maxwell
Before learning about gases, let’s review a few key definitions:
• The Periodic Table of Elements lists the elements and their isotopes, atomic numbers, and atomic masses.
• Atomic number is the total number of protons in an atomic nucleus.
• Mass number or atomic mass number is the total ...