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KCS Aug 31st 2017 01:14 PM

The distance between electron shells in an atom
 
During our basic chemistry course, i was taught that electron shells were roughly the same distance, at least that is what the diagrams alluded to. However this is not the case but i am unsure on the reason why;

Why are electron shells not spaced out equally? How do we know this?

chemtopper Sep 23rd 2017 07:20 AM

Electron shells are not a path or boundary around the nucleus....it is the electron cloud around the nucleus.The distance from the nucleus changes as attraction between nucleus and electrons decreases.


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