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The space surrounding the nucleus of an atom contains?


Question asked by: brkht13

Asked on: 11 Sep 2008

The space around the nucleus is filled with nothing, apart from fields that pervade space.

Roughly an atom is basically empty space with only 1/100,000 containing stuff!

So there is a small nucleus at the centre which is massive, then loads of empty space, then electrons flying around depending on the atom at specified distances from the centre of the atom according to the shell configuration and Pauli's exclusion principle that stops all the electrons spiralling into the centre of the atom.

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Replied at: 25 Sep 2008
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