2.2 - Electrons, bonding and structure Flashcards
What are shells?
An area which an electron can orbit in.
What is the formula to work out the number of electrons in a shell, n?
What are ORBITALS?
A region where UP TO TWO ELECTRONS of OPPOSITE SPINS are found.
What are the 4 types of orbitals and how many electrons can each hold?
’s’ orbitals can hold 2 s electrons in each shell.
‘p’ orbitals can hold 6 p electrons in each shell.
‘d’ orbitals can hold 10 d electrons in each shell.
‘f’ orbitals can hold 14 f electrons in each shell.