Ancient Greek Philosophy: The Concept of Atomos

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What did the Democretus call the tiny, uncuttable pieces of matter?

According to Democretus, what would eventually happen if you keep cutting a piece of matter?

What does 'atomos' mean in Greek?

According to Aristotle, what are the four elements everything is made of?

How many elements did Aristotle believe everything is made of?

What was Aristotle's disagreement with Democritus regarding the composition of matter?

Who reintroduced the idea of atoms in the 1800s?

How did John Dalton describe atoms?

What did scientists realize about matter in the 1800s?

What did J.J. Thomson's experiment with cathode ray tubes reveal?

How did J.J. Thomson visualize the structure of atoms according to his model?

What did J.J. Thomson propose about the balance of positive and negative charges in his model of the atom?

What did Rutherford's experiment with shooting alpha particles at a thin gold foil reveal?

How did most alpha particles behave when aimed at the thin gold foil in Rutherford's experiment?

What did the behavior of the alpha particles in Rutherford's experiment indicate about the structure of atoms?

What was Rutherford's mistake regarding the movement of electrons in his model of the atom?

What did Niel Bohr propose about the paths of electrons in his atomic model?

What is the closest path to the nucleus in Bohr's atomic model represented by?

How did Niel Bohr describe the behavior of electrons in his atomic model?

What did Heisenberg and Schrödinger's quantum theory propose about the location of an electron?

What concept did Heisenberg introduce to explain the inability to know both the exact position and speed of an electron?

How did Schrödinger use math to describe the location of electrons?

How did the quantum theory presented by Heisenberg and Schrödinger differ from Bohr's atomic model?


Test your knowledge on the Greek philosophers who introduced the concept of 'atomos' around 2,500 years ago, suggesting the existence of indivisible particles.

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