In my last blog entry on the three levels of self-awareness, I talked about how we could go about learning to be self-aware and how we can also improve our own awareness as well. This is what I want to focus on today.
I’m going to spend a few minutes talking about the electron. The electron is an elementary particle responsible for how atoms interact. You can think of an electron as a little ball of positive charge. An electron is the smallest particle that can be found in nature, which is why it is used as an elementary particle.
This is the reason that we use electrons in chemistry. The electron is the smallest particle in chemistry that is capable of being converted into a chemical bond. That’s why we use it to make a battery, it’s why we use it in a microchip, and it’s why we use it to make computers. But the electron is also responsible for how atoms interact. The same can be true of atoms and molecules.
The number of electrons in a substance can have a direct effect on how it reacts. When this number is low, the substance is said to be “unfulfilled”, this is because it will react with the atoms making it. At higher numbers, the number of electrons can actually create an effect on the structure of a substance. For example, when a substance contains no electrons, the substance can be said to contain no atoms and therefore no bonds.
In other words, the atoms are still here, but not in the same state. This type of situation is called a void, or a voidium. This means that in a substance there are no atoms, but there are still electrons. In an unfulfilled substance, a substance containing no electrons is called a voidium. When you have a small number of electrons, you create a voidium. If you have lots of electrons, you create a fullerenium.
In a substance containing no atoms, a substance that forms no bonds, you have no electrons, but you still have some energy. In other words, you have no electrons. In an unfulfilled substance, a substance that forms no bonds, you have no energy, but you have some. This type of situation is called a voidium. When you have a small number of electrons, you create a voidium. When you have lots of electrons, you create a fullerenium.
The number of electrons in a substance is called its atomic number. (Or, for those who prefer the Latin nomenclature, its number of protons.) If your substance has no atoms, then your atoms are missing. If you have lots of electrons, your atoms are filled. In this situation, you have lots of electrons, but you have no atoms. The most common example of a voidium is water.
What about the water, for example, you can’t have anything but water. What’s the most common question to ask yourself when it comes to water? Just imagine what the water would look like if you had all of the electrons in a single molecule. A single molecule of water could produce thousands of molecules without the slightest electrical charge.
If water is a closed system, no electrons in it, then what happens? If you have a water molecule, and it has no electrons, then no water molecules can contain electrons. In other words, there is no water. You could have lots of electrons in a water molecule, but there is no water. This is a very good thing to remember when you have lots of electrons in your molecules.
If everything is so closed, then there is no water in general, which means you can’t have lots of electrons in your molecules. This means that all your molecules are locked inside a closed system.