s-electron

s-electron

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(atomic physics)
An atomic electron that is described by a wave function with orbital angular momentum quantum number of zero in the independent particle approximation.
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In detail, Li and Na can denote almost all the s-electron to phosphorene, while the electron from Cu to phosphorene is 0.35 [absolute value of e].
A Period begins with an element the atom of which contains one s-electron at the outer level: this is hydrogen in Period 1, and alkaline metals in the others.