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We remember from our school chemistry course that every element has its own specific atomic number. It is the same as the number of protons that the atom of each element has, so sometimes atomic number is called proton number. It is always the whole number and it ranges from 1 to 118, according to the number of the element in the Periodic Table. This number can be really important and something essential to know, in relation to a certain chemical element which is the issue of our interest at the moment... Why is this so? Why is the atomic number so important? First of all, it is the number that makes elements different from one another as it shows the number of protons in their nuclei. Also, knowing the atomic number of an element can give us an idea about the position of the element in the Periodic Table. Atomic number of an element never changes: for example, the atomic number of oxygen is always 8, and the atomic number of Chlorine is always 18. The atomic number is marked with the..
Also known as: atomic number