Problem: Which of the following statements is FALSE according to Dalton's Atomic Theory?A) One carbon atom will combine with one oxygen atom to form a molecule of carbon monoxide. B) Atoms of sodium do not change into another element during chemical reaction with chlorine. C) Atoms combine in simple whole number ratios to form compounds. D) An atom of nitrogen can be broken down into smaller particles that will still have the unique properties of nitrogen. E) All atoms of chlorine have identical properties that distinguish them from other elements.

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Which of the following statements is FALSE according to Dalton's Atomic Theory?

A) One carbon atom will combine with one oxygen atom to form a molecule of carbon monoxide. 

B) Atoms of sodium do not change into another element during chemical reaction with chlorine. 

C) Atoms combine in simple whole number ratios to form compounds. 

D) An atom of nitrogen can be broken down into smaller particles that will still have the unique properties of nitrogen.

 E) All atoms of chlorine have identical properties that distinguish them from other elements.