Misconception SCM085:

Atoms can become heavier during a chemical reaction (AAAS Project 2061, n.d.).

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SC045004

Two liquids undergo a chemical reaction in an open jar and bubbles form. The mass of the liquids is less after the reaction because some atoms went into the air.

14%