sstrunks5555 wrote:Wait, where are the orbitals?
the whole electrons-on-a-ring-track model is not accurate ;_;
I want an atom shirt with s and p orbitals.
It's not "not accurate." It's vintage retro!
08riehlet wrote:To many electrons to be a carbon Atom, it could be a carbon -2 ion, I suppose.
Carbon has six total electrons in its neutral state. Ramyb chose to represent all of them, rather than just the four valence ones. He did, however, make the four valence ones angry, ready to react, and the two in the 1s shell crying, sad that they could not react. Also, the 1s electrons are closer to the nucleus than the 2s and 2p electrons, although it is true that all s electrons could be anywhere in a sphere around the nucleus.
Cornelius wrote:Is this carbon ... or carbon 14? I see noticeably more than 6 neutrons, so I have to assume this shirt tells the world "stay away".
Looks like carbon-13 to me, so feel free to wear this shirt without fear of mutation!
ijestha wrote:If you loose an electron you get a carbon with a negative charge, a VERY strong bass. If it were to loose a proton you would get a positively charged nitrogen.
Go Chemistry! Ha!
Dude. Dude. Electrons are negative and protons are positive. We usually think of atoms as neutral because they have an equal number of electrons and protons. So, if you have 0, and you lose an electron (i.e. subtract -1), you get +1, a carbon with a positive charge. This carbon is not a base at all, since it is unfavorable to the point of impossibility for it to donate electrons or deprotonate another compound. It's actually an acid, an electron acceptor, although you would never see a carbon floating around in nature with 5 electrons, since it would bond with something else long before it ever got to that point. If you lose a proton, through some miracle of science, you would have 0 - (+1) = -1, a negatively charged boron.
Go Chemistry indeed!