Page 1 of 1

electrons

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:50 pm
by 405404782 Gabriel Rigole 4F
So, electrons closer to the nucleus have more energy?

Re: electrons

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:55 pm
by pauline young 1L
electrons further from the nucleus have more energy

Re: electrons

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:55 pm
by Sadhana_Dicussion_4A
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.

Re: electrons

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:00 pm
by Ariana Iranmahboub1G
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.