Misconception SCM065:

The total number of atoms, not the number of each kind of atom, is always conserved (AAAS Project 2061, n.d.).

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SC102002

The number of each kind of atom stays the same during a chemical reaction. (This item uses circles to represent atoms.)

18%

SC089005

The number of each kind of atom stays the same during the combustion of propane. (This item uses circles to represent atoms.)

15%