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  1. #1 Electron 
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    The distance between an atom and a electron is large compared to their size. If the electron was the size of a basketball for example, it would orbit in a 40 mile diameter.

    I don't know if this is known, but when a planet orbits a star, the star "wobbles" slightly with the planet gravity.

    With an electron orbiting a atom, does the atom "wobble" as well?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mjr150
    The distance between an atom and a electron is large compared to their size. If the electron was the size of a basketball for example, it would orbit in a 40 mile diameter.

    I don't know if this is known, but when a planet orbits a star, the star "wobbles" slightly with the planet gravity.

    With an electron orbiting a atom, does the atom "wobble" as well?
    Electrons do not orbit nuclei in the same sense that planets orbit stars.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_orbital


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