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405404782 Gabriel Rigole 4F
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electrons

Postby 405404782 Gabriel Rigole 4F » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:50 pm

So, electrons closer to the nucleus have more energy?

pauline young 1L
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Re: electrons

Postby pauline young 1L » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:55 pm

electrons further from the nucleus have more energy

Sadhana_Dicussion_4A
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Re: electrons

Postby Sadhana_Dicussion_4A » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:55 pm

Electrons farther from the nucleus have higher energy because they don't feel the attraction of the nucleus as strongly due to shielding of the inner electrons. Therefore, it takes less energy to remove electrons farther from the nucleus, and this means they have higher energy.

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Re: electrons

Postby Ariana Iranmahboub1G » Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:00 pm

Electrons further from the nucleus would have more energy than inner electrons because they are more weakly held by the nucleus. Therefore, further electrons have greater potential energy than inner electrons. In order for the electron to move to a lower orbital it must release energy. However, for an electron to go to a higher orbital, it must gain energy.


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