What’s your favorite element?
If you’re like most people, you’ll have a hard time picking just one. But this is an important question to answer if you want to be successful in chemistry class. Carbon is the element with the highest number of electrons and protons, so it should be designated as #1 on your periodic table chart. The number of protons and electrons determines what an atom’s properties are. # __ is the element with the fewest proton, which has a smaller radius. Click on it to find out more about its unique qualities! Bullet Point: What should be designated as “number one?” Carbon because it has the most electron and protons . Bullet Point: What does the number of protons and electrons determine? The atom’s properties. __ has a smaller radius because it only has one proton instead of two, which requires less space to contain an electron in orbit around it. Click on this element to find out more!