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Neon electron orbitals. Molecular graphic of electron orbitals in a neon atom. The nucleus is too small to be seen at this scale and is represented by a flash of light. The orbitals shown are 1s (small yellow sphere), 2s (large pink sphere) and 2p (blue lobes). According to quantum theory the position of an electron in an atom can never be precisely defined. Instead, its trajectory is represented by an orbital - a region where there is a given probability of finding the electron. During a chemical reaction or absorption or emission of energy, electrons move between manner.
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