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Name: Discovery of the Atom
ID: m42589
Language: English (en)
  • Describe the basic structure of the atom, the substructure of all matter.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: Albert Einstein, alchemist, alchemy, Amedeo Avogadro, atom, Avogadro’s number, Brownian motion, compound, Democritus, Dmitri Mendeleev, element, Jean-Baptiste Perrin, Johann Josef Loschmidt, John Dalton, kinetic theory, Leucippus, molecule, periodic table, Robert Brown, scanning tunneling electron microscope
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
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Latest version: 1.2 (history)
First publication date: Jan 18, 2012 9:26 am -0600
Last revision to module: Jun 4, 2012 4:37 pm -0500


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Version: 1.2 Jun 4, 2012 4:37 pm -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.1 Jan 20, 2012 8:18 pm -0600 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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