Lewis–Langmuir theory

noun \¦lüə̇ˈslaŋˌmyu̇(ə)r-\

Definition of Lewis–Langmuir theory

  1. :  a chemical theory of atomic structure: the atom consists of a positive nucleus surrounded by concentric cubic shells at the corners of which the electrons are located — compare octet

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Origin and Etymology of lewis–langmuir theory

after Gilbert N. Lewis †1946 and Irving Langmuir †1957 American chemists


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