### Electron Distribution Definition

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**Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:22 pm**Prof. Lavelle used the term "e- distribution" to describe . What does mean in this context?

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Posted: **Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:22 pm**

Prof. Lavelle used the term "e- distribution" to describe . What does mean in this context?

Posted: **Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:23 pm**

P is the symbol for density.

Posted: **Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:49 pm**

It's the electron density, which is what is drawn in diagrams

Posted: **Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:55 pm**

And so just be clear on density, that is just referring to the central location of majority of the electrons? Is there a mathematical number associated with this density?

Posted: **Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:12 pm**

It means density, so electron density is the probability of finding an electron in that location. In an area with higher electron density, you're more likely to find an electron there.