Lewis-Langmuir theory

noun
\ ¦lüə̇ˈslaŋˌmyu̇(ə)r- \

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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“Lewis-Langmuir theory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lewis-Langmuir%20theory. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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