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How are electrons arranged in an atom?

Asked by I. Muller, Last updated: Jan 23, 2020

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O. Bickis

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O. Bickis, Corporate employee, MBA, Stockton

Answered Sep 24, 2019

Electrons are usually arranged in different shells that are going around the nucleus of the atom. There are different orbits that are available, depending on the capacity of that particular atom. Those that are located close to the nucleus are the electrons that have low energy levels. The higher the amount of energy that that electron has, the farther away it will be placed from the nucleus. The nucleus will usually contain protons and electrons that will ensure that the atom will st...Read More
 

G. Roland

G. Roland, Professor, Austin

Answered Feb 20, 2019

Some people are confused with how electrons are arranged in an atom. Think about an atom as having the same numbers of protons and electrons. The nucleus will be surrounded by the electrons with the weakest electrons usually situated near the nucleus. There are different electron shells that are available and the other electron shells will have the ability to carry more electrons. ...Read More
 

Chelsey Erwin

Chelsey Erwin

Answered Jan 15, 2019

There is the same number of electrons as protons in an atom. Inside the atom, electrons are arranged around the nucleus. The nucleus is surrounded by electron levels or shells. This is where the electrons ‘live’. Each electron shell can hold a certain amount of energy. This amount is 2 times the amount of energy an electron has squared; displayed as 2n^2 (n is the energy of the electron). ...Read More
 

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