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    The nucleus is located in the centre of the atom. The nucleus contains protons and neutrons. Electrons orbit the nucleus in shells.
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    (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.
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    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
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    Remember that unless it specifies uncharged particles, atomic structure could arguably include ions, so the proton no. may not equal electron no.
 
 
 
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