electron orbit

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electron orbit

[i′lek‚trän ′ȯr·bət]
(physics)
The path described by an electron.
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Discussions about electron orbitals are avoided because many students have not yet had college chemistry and the concept of orbitals is unnecessary for the discussion of chemical foundations at the level of an introductory biology course.
The reason for the dramatic fluctuation in conductance has to do with the so-called pi orbitals of the electrons making up the molecules, and their interaction with electron orbitals in the attached electrodes.
Resonance The rapid transfer of energy between pigments, possible through the close proximity of the electron orbitals of the pigments that are tightly packed in the thylakoid membrane Stroma The solution surrounding the thylakoid membranes Thylakoid The photosynthetic membranes inside the chloroplast Xanthophylls A class of carotenoids found in the antenna complex
By modeling the electron orbitals surrounding the rotaxane's several hundred atoms, the researchers discovered that when the rotaxane is in the nonconducting form, the orbitals are discontinuous; they don't span the entire length of the molecule.

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