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    Quantum Mechanical Understanding of Electron Bound to a Nucleus

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    5. What is the quantum mechanical understanding of the electron bound to a nucleus in an atom?

    What is an orbital?

    What is the physical significance of an orbital?

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    5 .What is the quantum mechanical understanding of the electron bound to a nucleus in an atom?
    An electron is bound to an atom by electromagnetic force of attraction. The number of electrons in the extra nuclear part is equal to the number of protons in the nucleus. Hence, the atom as a whole is neutral. The energy of an electron is quantized, that it can have only a few values and can be changed only by set amounts, quanta. The ...

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    The expert examines what the quantum mechanical understanding of the electron bound to a nucleus in an atom is determined. What an orbital is is determined.

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