Creating atoms with our own protons, neutrons and electrons
In the chemistry lab our team is busy creating enough atomic particles to make atoms of Hydrogen, Helium, Lithium, Carbon, Oxygen and Potassium using the planetary model. Then we see Hydrogen burning in the air, followed by Potassium reacting with water. It’s the elements with a single outer electron we like to watch!
Our young scientists carefully building new atoms
The team makes the helium nucleus and fills the first electron shell
Our own particle counter – adding electrons
Next is Lithium – with its single outer electron
Potassium – with the largest nucleus we could create in the laboratory