Why do protons, which determine atomic numbers, match up perfectly from 1 to 118? For example, the last element discovered, Ununoctium, has 118 protons. Is this just a coincidence? How come there are, for example, simply no elements that have 55 protons? Why aren't there any gaps?
It's just a state of being OP, even if an atom with 55 protons wasn't naturally occuring, an atom with 55 protons would exist as an atom with it's properties etc. Even though an atom with 118 protons doesn't occur naturally, we can "build" it and it'll have it's own properties etc.
It's a state of being, nkt like it's some organized table.
Coz out of the primordial soup at the start of this big bang, quarks spun into a single proton, hydrogen, then to 2 protons, helium, its a simple system, but its how it works, add a proton, get a new element i believe the Germans are trying to make +128 as i type this.
Because if an element didn't occur, we created it. Say there didn't exist an element with 103 protons - we could make small amounts of it in a particle accelerator from lighter elements. It might never occur naturally and have a half-life of only a few seconds to minutes, but it still existed for a time.
Because if you throw a bunch of protons and neutrons together they'll eventually find a stable state where 55 protons are bound together with a certain amount of neutrons.
It would be extremely unlikely that there wouldn't be any with 55. Basically it just comes down to probability.
This is a graph of all known elements and their isotopes. An element is defined by how many protons it has. And an isotope is an element with a number of neutrons that is not the most common found in nature. Every element with more protons than lead, 82, is unstable, meaning it decays into multiple smaller elements and isotopes.
You can combine as many protons and neutrons as you like, as long as the ratio between the two remains on or near the red line in this graph. I don't know why this ratio is more stable, And I don't know why atoms with 82+ protons are progressively more unstable. there are no hidden rules saying you can't have like 20 protons or whatever, that's retarded. The public education system has failed you.