Ch 21: Atomic Structure & Configuration

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If you need to review atomic structure and configuration for an exam or class assignment, check out these bite-sized science lessons. The chapter includes interactive quizzes to help you retain the lesson topics.

Atomic Structure & Configuration - Chapter Summary

Work through this chapter at your own pace to review atomic structure and configuration. Our expert science instructors will help you break down relevant rules and principles, including the Pauli exclusion principle, Aufbau principle and Hund's rule. You'll also take a look at molecular orbital theory and bond order. After studying these lessons, you should be able to:

  • Understand how electrons figure into the structure of an atom
  • Describe the configuration of electrons
  • Explain molecular orbital theory and how it relates to determining bond order
  • Define the Pauli exclusion principle

Each lesson comes with a short quiz to help you solidify your understanding of the information you've studied. You can also print lesson transcripts to study offline. Your course Dashboard allows you to quickly jump to specific lesson topics, and our instructors are available to answer your questions. Additionally, this mobile-friendly chapter can be accessed at any time that fits your schedule.

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