6.electron_energy_diag

6.electron_energy_diag - Extra Practice Sheet on Electron...

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Extra Practice Sheet on Electron Energy Diagrams Many of you have expressed concern over reading electron energy diagrams so this is to provide a little more explanation and to give you more practice on this topic. Electron energy diagrams are merely a visual representation of the allowed energy levels around a nucleus and of the electrons contained in them. The y-axis is always increasing energy. Sometimes the allowed energy levels are labeled with their n and l values but not always. 3s energy 2p 2s Electron diagrams for different atoms/ions can be drawn side-by-side to allow comparison of the energy levels. This can also allow you to determine which atom/ion has a higher/lower electronegativity, a higher/lower ionization energy, which is more likely to become an anion and which is more likely to become a cation. energy A B C Ionization Energy : Electrons contained in lower energy levels are very stable (happy) and are difficult to remove.
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