5 Facts About Element

1 .Element, a substance that cannot be decomposed into simpler substances by chemical means.

2. An element can, however, be decomposed into simpler substances, such as protons and neutrons or various combinations of them, by the methods of particle physics, e.g., by bombardment of the nucleus.

3. An element is a substance that is made entirely from one type of atom.

4. If you change the number of protons an atom has, you change the type of element it is.

5. All known elements are arranged on a chart called the Periodic Table of Elements, and represented with symbols

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