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Electron configuration

Duration: 01:25

An investigation into the location of electrons showing how they are arranged in electron shells surrounding the nucleus. Electrons get as close to the nucleus as possible, and fill the shells from the inner shells outwards. The addition of one electron to the shell makes a completely different element. Examples are given of the electron configurations of various elements: hydrogen, helium, lithium, neon, sodium and argon.

Available since: Thu 27 Jun 2013

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GCSE Bitesize Revision Science 3 - Chemistry

Classifying material, changing materials and patterns of chemical behaviour.

First broadcast: 21 Apr 2011

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