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DRAW A MODEL OF BERYLLIUM ATOM
- RAESHMMA (age 10)
BEN MILAM ELEMENTARY, HOUSTON,TX
Each atom of beryllium has a nucleus in the middle with 4 protons and 5 neutrons all packed together. Four electrons surround the nucleus, two in each of two cloudy states. One state is in closer to the nucleus, the other more spread out.
This is a picture of beryllium from Webelements.com
. The big problem with this picture is that it makes it look like the electrons are a lot bigger than the nucleus, when they're actually a lot smaller:
You can also find some good pictures and a better explanation of how the atom works by looking at the answer to the question http://van.physics.illinois.edu/qa/listing.php?id=1295
-Tamara (small mods by mw)
(republished on 07/19/06)
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