In ozone, O3, the two oxygen atoms on the ends of the molecule are equivalent to one another.
(a) What is the best choice of hybridization scheme for the atoms of ozone? (b) For one of the resonance forms of ozone, which of the orbitals are used to make bonds and which are used to hold nonbonding pairs of electrons? (c) Which of the orbitals can be used to delocalize the π electrons? (d) How many electrons are delocalized in the π system of ozone?
Chase Bobier Chemistry 1010 Notes Week 4 Important Terms Things You Need to Know Definition of the Atom and Intro to Isotopes Atoms are the fundamental part of an element. In other words an atom is the absolute smallest particle that still has the chemical properties if its respective element. Anatomy of an Atom The center of the atom is called the nucleus. The nucleus of the atom is made up of protons (which are positively charged) and neutrons (which carry no charge), and contains virtually all of the atoms mass. Electrons (negatively charged particles) zoom around the nucleus in specific orbits, sometimes called shells. Now, despite all of these things being packed into an atom, they are mostly made up of void space. Atoms