Electron movements

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Madelyn Romberg 3L
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Electron movements

Postby Madelyn Romberg 3L » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:48 pm

How do the electrons move within atoms to create the "blended" characteristic?

Ramsha Dis1B
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Re: Electron movements

Postby Ramsha Dis1B » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:38 pm

If I understand your question correctly, I think that we can not be sure of the exact position of the electrons because of the resonance structures. the "blended characteristic" that your referring to is just the resonance hybrid.

Kailey Nichols 4B
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Re: Electron movements

Postby Kailey Nichols 4B » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:13 am

If you think back to when we learned about orbitals, electrons in a molecule are shared/found where the orbitals (of each individual element) overlap. These orbitals show the probability of the electron being found there (there is no way to know exactly where the electron is at a given moment).


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