Nifty Tidbits

Nifty Tidbits: by Chuck Rigby

Originally printed in the Jan. 8, 2003 edition of the Illinois Valley News

All matter is made of atoms, according to modern scientists. Atoms are made of a nucleus, and electrons which move around that nucleus. The nucleus is made mostly of protons and neutrons with many other particles which have been identified and named. In a stable nucleus the proton number is the same as the number of electrons while the . . .