Chemistry160-page4

Chemistry160-page4 - with the stability and reactivity of a...

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Chemistry Concepts - 4 As we look at a hypothetical atom, the electron fill pattern would be: Shell orbital(s) # Electrons 1st (1) 2 one 2 2nd (2) 2 four 8 3rd (3) 2 nine 18 Energy and Electrons An electron in a given orbital has a characteristic energy. Each electron orbital has a different energy, so that electrons in different shells have different amounts of energy. The energy level and motion of electrons has much to do
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Unformatted text preview: with the stability and reactivity of a given atom. With reference to the energy of electrons, one might think of electron orbitals and shells like stairs. Electrons can be raised to a higher energy level with additional energy (climbing upstairs), and can release energy when (if) they fall to a lower energy level (going down the steps)....
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