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Neon Atom by Jade Upton

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An atom is the smallest particle of a chemical element; so consequently, atoms are the building blocks of matter and the world around us. I have modelled an atom of the chemical element Neon (Ne) through the website VRMath 2.0 using the skills I learnt during the workshop at QUT last Tuesday. The element Neon has an atomic number of 10, and its atom consists of 10 protons, 10 electrons, and in most cases and as depicted in the model, 10 neutrons. My partner Lauren and I decided on modelling this atom because we were intrigued about its properties as we had very recently learned of its existence and its role in neon signs. For this assignment, I created a 3D model of 20Ne using Bohr’s atomic model (below).