Definition of Electrons. Meaning of Electrons. Synonyms of Electrons

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Definition of Electrons

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 Electrons from wikipedia

- no two electrons can occupy the same quantum state, in accordance with the Pauli exclusion principle. Like all elementary particles, electrons exhibit...
- its total number of electrons being unequal to its total number of protons. A cation is a positively charged ion, with fewer electrons than protons, while...
- a fixed number of electrons: The first s**** can hold up to two electrons, the second s**** can hold up to eight (2 + 6) electrons, the third s**** can...
- missing valence electrons and form a negative ion, or else to share valence electrons and form a covalent bond. Similar to an electron in an inner s****...
- An electron transport chain (ETC) is a series of complexes that transfer electrons from electron donors to electron acceptors via redox (both reduction...
- between atoms, when they share electrons, is known as covalent bonding. For many molecules, the sharing of electrons allows each atom to attain the equivalent...
- label), that electrons may occupy. An atom's nth electron s**** can accommodate 2n2 electrons, e.g. the first s**** can accommodateelectrons, the second...
- Secondary electrons are electrons generated as ionization products. They are called 'secondary' because they are generated by other radiation (the primary...
- is often carried by electrons moving through a wire. It can also be carried by ions in an electrolyte, or by both ions and electrons such as in an ionized...
- transfer of electrons between chemical species, most often with one species (the reducing agent) undergoing oxidation (losing electrons) while another...
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