Purchase Solution

Effective nuclear charge defined and explained - gen chem

Not what you're looking for?

Ask Custom Question

Briefly explain the term effective nuclear charge and give one possible application of this concept.

Purchase this Solution

Solution Summary

The general chemistry concept of effective nuclear charge is defined and explained.

Solution Preview

The effective nuclear charge is the amount of positive charge any particular electron "sees" in an atom.

For instance, the electrons in the 1s orbital of any atom have no other electrons between them and the nucleus. Thus, the "effective nuclear charge" is the full number of protons in the nucleus, and ...

Purchase this Solution

Free BrainMass Quizzes

The quiz helps in revising basic concepts about thermochemistry.

Functional groups in Organic Chemistry

You will be tested on the names of functional groups in Organic Chemistry. It is very important to know the functional groups to understand Organic reactions.

Organic Chemistry Naming: Alkanes

This is a quiz which is designed to assist students with learning the nomenclature used to identify organic compounds. This quiz focuses on the organic compounds called Alkanes.

Match Elements with their Symbols

Elements are provided: choose the matching one- or two-letter symbol for each element.

General Chemistry - Classification of Matter

This test will assess your knowledge on the classification of matter which includes elements, compounds and mixtures.