Definition of Electron. Meaning of Electron. Synonyms of Electron

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Definition of Electron

Electron
Electron E*lec"tron, [NL., fr. Gr. ?. See Electric.] (Physics & Chem.) One of those particles, having about one thousandth the mass of a hydrogen atom, which are projected from the cathode of a vacuum tube as the cathode rays and from radioactive substances as the beta rays; -- called also corpuscle. The electron carries (or is) a natural unit of negative electricity, equal to 3.4 x 10^-10 electrostatic units. It has been detected only when in rapid motion; its mass, which is electromagnetic, is practically constant at the lesser speeds, but increases as the velocity approaches that of light. Electrons are all of one kind, so far as known, and probably are the ultimate constituents of all atoms. An atom from which an electron has been detached has a positive charge and is called a coelectron.

Meaning of Electron from wikipedia

- The electron ( e− , or β− in nuclear reactions) is a subatomic particle with a negative one elementary electric charge. Electrons belong to the first...
- An electron microscope is a microscope that uses a beam of electrons as a source of illumination. They use electron optics that are analogous to the gl****...
- In chemistry and physics, valence electrons are electrons in the outermost s**** of an atom, and that can parti****te in the formation of a chemical bond...
- In chemistry and atomic physics, an electron s**** may be thought of as an orbit that electrons follow around an atom's nucleus. The closest s**** to...
- An electron transport chain (ETC) is a series of protein complexes and other molecules that transfer electrons from electron donors to electron acceptors...
- electron microscope (SEM) is a type of electron microscope that produces images of a sample by scanning the surface with a focused beam of electrons....
- In atomic physics and quantum chemistry, the electron configuration is the distribution of electrons of an atom or molecule (or other physical structure)...
- An electron orbital may refer to: An atomic orbital, describing the behaviour of an electron in an atom A molecular orbital, describing the behaviour...
- Electron capture (K-electron capture, also K-capture, or L-electron capture, L-capture) is a process in which the proton-rich nucleus of an electrically...
- The electron affinity (Eea) of an atom or molecule is defined as the amount of energy released when an electron attaches to a neutral atom or molecule...