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Dalton's Atomic Theory Versus Modern Atomic Theory

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Which of the following components of Dalton's atomic theory are still TRUE in modern atomic theory?

Select ALL that apply.

A

Matter is composed of small, indivisible particles called "atoms."

B

All atoms of a particular element are identical.

C

Atoms of different elements can combine in simple whole-number ratios to form chemical compounds.

D

Atoms in a chemical reaction are neither created nor destroyed, but instead are combined, separated, or rearranged.

E

None of the above components of Dalton's atomic theory are still true in modern atomic theory.