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Hierarchy of Matter: Modeling Mother Nature’s Structures

Hierarchy of Matter: Modeling Mother Nature’s Structures

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The hierarchy of the matter is a modeling system by which different levels of organic matter can be represented conceptually. This model, similar to the atomic model, extends further to encompass more complex organizations of matter in the universe.

Conceptualizing matter as a hierarchical model allows complex relationships to be visualized, analyzed, and even predicted. This article is a work in progress and makes no attempt to assert formal recognition of any concepts herein. In short; this is a hobby project of mine for which I welcome any and all input! (send your message here)

Atom

An atom is a structure with protons, neutrons, and electrons.

Element

An element is a collection of atoms with the same number of protons.

Molecule

A molecule is a collection of elements of the same atom bonded together.

Compound

A compound is a collection of elements of different atoms bonded together.

Mixture

A mixture is a collection of elements of different atoms not bonded together.