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Electron Definition

An electron is a negatively charged component orbiting the nucleus in atom. For example, its number influences element's properties.

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Properties of Elements

Fun Facts

  • The number of electrons orbiting the nucleus of an atom will determine how that element interacts with other elements.
  • A carbon atom has 6 protons, 6 neutrons, and 6 electrons.
  • The number of electron energy levels is indicated by the periodic table rows.

Why Do We Need To Know About Electron

Learning about electrons helps us figure out how things like phones and computers work and why we use certain metals, like gold, silver, and copper, in wires and gadgets. This is because these metals let electrons move easily, which is important for making and fixing electronic stuff.

Knowing about electrons also helps in making things like batteries and computer chips better. Learning about electrons is really useful for lots of different jobs and areas, from engineering to making new tech.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an element?
Elements are pure substances that are made of only one type of atom.
Give three examples of properties of elements.
magnetism, conductivity, melting point
What do the rows of the periodic table indicate?
There are 7 rows of the periodic table called periods. The number of each period indicates the number of electron energy levels that are positioned outside the nucleus.
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