scotty 19 - ChemistryNotes Chapter1:StructureandBonding

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Chemistry Notes Chapter 1: Structure and Bonding Carbon can form bonds to itself to form chains, rings, or a cage structure (ring –  ring). The ability of carbon to bond to itself and do this is called  catenation . The Shrodinger equation tells you the energy of each electron and where it is  found (quantum mechanics). o Electrons have both particle like and wave-like properties and the behavior of  each electron in an atom or molecule can be described by a wave equation  (shrodinger). The solution to this equation is called a  wave function  or an orbital and is  denoted by Psi. As you go from shell 1 to shell 2 the nucleus becomes bigger and the shell size  and electron capacity increases giving it more energy. node  is an area of zero electron density (separates the two lobes in the p  orbital). The lowest-energy arrangement, or 
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2011 for the course CHEMISTRY 2400 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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scotty 19 - ChemistryNotes Chapter1:StructureandBonding

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