Problem: Compared to an atom as a whole, an atomic nucleus:(a) is very tiny but has most of the mass(b) is quite large and has most of the mass(c) is very tiny and has a very little mass

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Atom is made up of 3 subatomic particles:

• protons: mass = 1.67262 × 1027 kg
• neutrons: mass = 1.67493 × 1027 kg
• electrons: mass = 9.10938 × 1031 kg


In the center of the atom is the nucleus.

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Compared to an atom as a whole, an atomic nucleus:

(a) is very tiny but has most of the mass

(b) is quite large and has most of the mass

(c) is very tiny and has a very little mass

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