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The cubical atom was an early atomic model developed by Gilbert N. Lewis in 1916 to account for the phenomenon of valency. It was further developed in 1919 by Irving Langmuir as the cubical octet atom. Properties For alternative meanings see atom (disambiguation). ... Lewis in the Berkeley Lab Gilbert Newton Lewis (October 23, 1875-March 23, 1946) was a famous physical chemist. ... 1916 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... In chemistry, valency is the power of an atom of an element to combine with other atoms measured by the number of electrons which an atom will give, take, or share to form a chemical bond. ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Irving Langmuir -- chemist and physicist Irving Langmuir (January 31, 1881 in Brooklyn, New York - August 16, 1957 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts) was an American chemist and physicist. ...

It was eventually superseded by the Bohr atom. The Bohr model of the atom In atomic physics, the Bohr model depicts the atom as a small, positively charged nucleus surrounded by electrons in orbit - similar in structure to the solar system. ...

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  • Lewis's paper

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