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Thus , it became possible to ultimate , indivisible entities , the atoms ; and all
changes deduce the law of definite proportions , stating that , in a in matter are
merely changes in the groupings of atoms . given compound , no matter where or
The sodium atom has one electron more than A great simplification was
recognition that the sets of the capacity of the two innermost ... For details of this
process in com electrons when each atom thereby attains a closed shell , plex
atoms , see ...
Minima naturalia Thus Descartes could construct an atomic theory with- are not
absolutely indivisible : they can be divided but out atoms in the classical sense .
Although this theory as then become minima naturalia of another substance ;
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