What Is the Electron Cloud of an Atom?

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The electron could is an outdated term that once described the location of electrons around an atom. Scientists once believed that atoms floated freely around the nucleus of an atom. They now know that the electrons are organized into orbitals.
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The cloud is the area in which the electron may be. As observation changes the position of quantum scale objects, certainty of its location cannot be known.
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The nucleus contains positively charged particles called protons and neutrally charged particles called neutrons. The electron cloud contains negatively charged particles called electrons
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Atoms consist of dense nuclei composed of protons and neutrons
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This is where the electrons orbit the nucleus of the atom. As electrons don't have set paths they move randomly in this 'cloud'. The 'cloud' can polarize the atom as the electrons
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