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when an atom accepts a proton then why it doesnt go to the orbits in which there are electrons?

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cauze electrons stay there and they are negative

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please give me more detail...............why arent they attracted by electrons as they are positively charged
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Long story short:The electron takes up an orbit around the electron. Part of the reason is that electrons are not just particles, they also behave as a wave. So the wave nature of electrons keeps them from colliding with the proton.More complex explanation:The reason electrons do not become attached to protons is because of the zero point energy of the electron. The zero point energy arises from the Heisenberg uncertainty principle (HUP), which states that momentum and position cannot simultaneously be known. For example in a Hydrogen atom, if the electron is localized exactly at the nucleus, it's position will be very localized; therefore giving a large uncertainty in its momentum. This momentum will have the effect of overcoming the attractive potential of the hydrogen nucleus (a proton) and moving the electron away from the nucleus. The electron can therefore only exist in a discrete orbital: the ground state orbital. Other electrons are stopped from entering this orbital (except another one of opposite spin) by the pauli exclusion principle (PEP) (and to some extent Coulomb repulsion)




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Rated you on a show of good faith.. I gotta say and yes pun intended but HUC sounds like a circular arguement. .. I mean yeah that'd be why they stay in a miniature solar system, but how the hell did every atom get into that state to begin with without just mashing protons and electrons together like an episode of the discovery channel or.. don't tell me... little bang?
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HUP, not HUC, sorry typo
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