Atomic Structure

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a. electrons and protons distributed evenly throughout


a. atom is mostly empty space
b. nucleus - positively charged dense center of atom
c. electrons move around nucleus


electrons found only in specific orbits around the nucleus

Quantum Mechanical Model

probability of finding electrons within a certain volume of space
(electron cloud)


electrons behave like waves
located in orbitals (correspond to energy level)


solid sphere of indivisible particles

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