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From Nuclei and Electrons to Atoms

  • Eleftherios N. EconomouEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physics book series (SpringerBriefs in Physics, volume 1)

Abstract

In this chapter the main properties of the electrons trapped around each nucleus to form atoms are presented. Of special interest is the size of the atoms as determined by the outer electrons as well as the motion of the latter and their energy levels. The connection of these properties with the Periodic Table of the elements is examined.

Keywords

Orbitals Energy levels Atomic number Ionization potential Ions 

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© Eleftherios N. Economou 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Crete, FORTH IESLIraklionGreece

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