they teach you in middle school atoms have a nucleus with electrons around it. these electrons are on rings or levels going around the nucleus
they taught that electrons are part of an obscure "cloud"
that's two different picture models in the textbook
thinking about it now i'm confused. which is right? why are there specific rings of electrons while also a mysterious cloud area?
it doesn't fit together.
chemical reactions are affected by valence electrons on the outer level. but we still aren't sure about where electrons are?
very confused ............. thank you