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Keep in mind that "stabilizing" orbitals does not "prevent" electrons from being shared, only that they would be shared to a smaller extent. The very fact that mercury is a liquid and not a gas shows that there is some bonding in mercury, even if it is weaker than the bonding in most metals. So, it is conductive the same way other metals are, just less ...


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To answer this question, it's important to define what you mean by shielding. Generally, shielding refers to a reduction in the effective nuclear charge experienced by an electron in a given orbital due to the other electrons on the same atom. The quantitative degree of shielding for a given electron can be approximated by Slater's rules. According to those ...


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Hopefully by explaining the 'flaws' may shed some light on your question. It does not support the reason why an atom's radius increases when it becomes an anion. The valence shell is not only comprised of 1 single orbital position of a fixed radius regardless of the number of electrons, the different orbitals with different geometries fill up as we move ...


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I believe Schrodinger's theory is definitely a lot more realistic than Bohr's model. Bohr was not wrong about electrons being quantized. It is definitely true that electrons can only be in one orbital at a time. However, where Bohr was wrong, was to assume that electrons orbit around the nucleus in a circular motion. If this was true, then according to the ...


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