To gain a basic understanding of the modern model of an atom, including protons, neutrons, electrons, and orbitals.
This packet will review the modern model of an atom, and why orbitals are important when making the model.
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Atom: the most basic particle of matter
Nucleus: the "heart" of an atom in which the protons and neutrons reside
Electron: has a negative 1 (-1) charge, and moves around in orbitals outside the nucleus
Proton: has a positive 1 (+1) charge, and resides in the nucleus
Neutron: has a neutral (no) charge, and resides in the nucleus
Orbitals: designated areas around the nucleus that an electron is "probably in"
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