What is the contribution of Greeks to the the study of atom?

Greek philosophers thought that matter could be divided into smaller and smaller particles to reach a basic unit, which could not be further sub-divided. Democritus (460–370 B.C.) called these particles atoms, derived from the Greek word ‘atomos’ that means indivisible. However, the ideas of Greek philosophers were not based on experimental evidences.

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