The Electron Cloud Model

By Victoria Harding and Samantha Cole

Model Definition and Example

The Electron Cloud Model shows that the electrons do not go around the nucleus in a Established orbit. The electrons instead stay in a sort of "cloud" around the nucleus.

(An example of the election cloud model to the right)

The Difference Betetwn the Models

The Electron Cloud Model is far more accurate than the Bohr's model. The Bohr's model incorrectly shows the electrons are in a fixed orbit around the nucleus. Unlike the Electron cloud model which shows that the electron move around in the "cloud" and are not in a fixed spot.

(An example of the Bohr's model to the left)