Describe the structure of an atom (Is my answer below correct?)

Announcements Posted on
How helpful is our apprenticeship zone? Have your say with our short survey 02-12-2016
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    The nucleus is located in the centre of the atom. The nucleus contains protons and neutrons. Electrons orbit the nucleus in shells.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by JackT2000)
    The nucleus is located in the centre of the atom. The nucleus contains protons and neutrons. Electrons orbit the nucleus in shells.
    Technically electrons don't really orbit the nucleus. They are just present somewhere in orbitals; Hybridized or unhybridized.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    it strongly depends on what level you're at. if you're at GCSE i think that's decent . If you're at AS level you must mention sub-energy levels. They're crazy important. Either way it may pay off to mention there are equal amounts of electrons and protons
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Remember that unless it specifies uncharged particles, atomic structure could arguably include ions, so the proton no. may not equal electron no.
 
 
 
Write a reply… Reply
Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: October 15, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Today on TSR
Poll
Would you rather have...?
Study resources

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.