Lewis-Langmuir theory

noun
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Definition of Lewis-Langmuir theory

: 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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History and Etymology for Lewis-Langmuir theory

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

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