Chemistry 12th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0078021510
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-151-0

Chapter 2 - Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Questions & Problems - Page 74: 2.120


The electrons would go as far as a football field away.

Work Step by Step

Depending on what atom you are replacing, the electrons are further apart. However, if the nucleus were in the centre of the field, the electrons would be whizzing around the stands. That is how far apart the electrons are to the nucleus.
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