Synchronizing chemistry, quantum mechanics and radioactivity in a revolutionary renewed atom model. Part 1: The elements whereZis 1-10 (H, He, Li, Be, B, C, N, O, F, Ne)

Gerard W. M. Visser, Albert D. Windhorst

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The alliance between the reigning quantum mechanical atom model and chemistry still is a difficult one when it comes to an adequate explanation fore.g.the covalent bond, inversion, chirality, or hydrogen bonds. Overruling Rutherford's extrapolation from gold to hydrogen, an atom model is described that provides improved answers to these phenomena while the hybridization principle and the covalent bond are re-defined by giving neutrons a much more prominent role than they have in the reigning quantum mechanical model. It is postulated that a neutron is not just there to assist the strong force in surpassing the repulsive coulombic forces between the protons in the nucleus, but the neutron is the modus operandi of molecular geometry, and as such plays a part in chemical reactivity, bond length and bond strength.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27978-27991
Number of pages14
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2021

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