Subshell Qualities

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Abby Ellstrom 1I
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Subshell Qualities

Postby Abby Ellstrom 1I » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:05 pm

Why is 'The effect nuclear charge Zeff is independent of the number of electrons present in an atom." false?

Sarah Clemens 1B
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Re: Subshell Qualities

Postby Sarah Clemens 1B » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:08 pm

That is false because the electrons in an atom directly correspond to its charge. For example, if a Z atom loses one electron, it becomes Z⁻¹

Maddie Hong 1I
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Re: Subshell Qualities

Postby Maddie Hong 1I » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:13 pm

Effective nuclear charge refers to the "net nuclear charge after taking into account the shielding caused by other electrons in the atom," according to the textbook. So the more electrons, the smaller the effective nuclear charge. With more electrons in the atom, each individual electron feels less of the positive charge from the nucleus.


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