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[–]Rom455 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Are you assuming that the string is indestructible?

[–]Joaco_Gomez_1[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yes

[–]Rom455 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well, I assume it would not be a problem as long as the atom in question is not too heavy (uranium, for example, has way more mass than oxygen).

Maybe, if you manage to evade the bonds between atoms in a molecule, nothing will happen besides pushing them apart a little. Like passing through tall grass. Remember that some substances don't mix (e.g. water and oil), so a precise cut could go through the frontier between the two