Main Question or Discussion Point
As the title suggests. What is the space between the nucleus and electrons of an atom?
As phinds says, that's not really a clearly defined concept. However, we can give you an answer that may be close to what you're trying to ask:As the title suggests. What is the space between the nucleus and electrons of an atom?
Ah - that's easy. Nothing - it's a vacuum.Ok, I thought I was clear. What is in the space between them. Meaning not what the nucleus or electron are composed of and not there distance. But what is in the SPACE of the atom excluding the nucleus and electron.
"What is the space" could be "What is the size of the space" or "What is in the space". Doesn't seem clear to me at all since it could be either one. I'm beating on this because it's an important lesson that in science, careful formulation of a question is critical.Ok, I thought I was clear.
You are probably right. I would guess that the OP was not asking about fields, but that is all there is at the subatomic level. At that level even matter is just fields.was thinking that fields (which are present everywhere) wasn't what OP had in mind.
At those scales matter is also described by fields. In other words there is a field for electrons and the electron around the nucleus is an excitation of this field. That matter field is quite strong in the space surrounding the nucleus.I know those fields exist. Is there any sort of matter that resides in those places?