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Old Aug 31st 2017, 12:14 PM   #1
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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?
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Old Sep 23rd 2017, 06:20 AM   #2
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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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