Metals and Electrons

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Metals and Electrons

Postby Danieljm1B » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:41 pm

What happens to the structure of metals when electrons are being removed through the photoelectric effect?

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Re: Metals and Electrons

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:36 pm

The metal surface will develop a positive charge due to this removal of electrons.

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Re: Metals and Electrons

Postby Brian Kwak 1D » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:33 am

Other than the metal becoming a cation are there any other structural changes in the metal? Like would the electron orbital be closer to the nucleus because of the loss of the electron?

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Re: Metals and Electrons

Postby David Zhang 1B » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:16 am

I don't think there would be any change in the structural properties of the metal with a change in the electrical charge.

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