Electrons surround the nucleus of an atom and those that are in the outer energy levels are _____.
less attracted to the nucleus
more attracted to the nucleus
not able to conduct a current
unavailable to interact with other chemicals
4 years ago Comment
More attracted to the nucleus because they are further from the nucleus. In addition, the screening effect, repulsion of inner electrons on the valence electrons, will effectively reduce the attraction of the valence electrons toward the nucleus.