atomic orbital


atomic orbital
A mathematical function from which electronA negatively charged, sub-atomic particle with charge of 1.602 x 10-19 coulombs and mass of9.109 x 1023 kilograms; electrons have both wave and particle properties; electrons occupy most of the volume of an atom but represent only a tiny fraction of an atom's mass. densityThe ratio of the mass of a sample of a material to its volume. around an atomThe smallest particle of an element that can be involved in chemical combination with another element; an atom consists of protons and neutrons in a tiny, very dense nucleus, surrounded by electrons, which occupy most of its volume. can be calculated. A region in an atom within which there is a high probability that a particular electron will be found.