June 23, 2006
Posted by scott at June 23, 2006 02:53 PM
I've often heard it said that atoms were made up of mostly empty space, but I never really got my head around the implications of that. Someone else couldn't either, so they created this "scale model" to help them visualize it. Note the sideways scroll bar.
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Maybe IE is messing this up, but it isn't much of a scroll to get over there - nothing like the 50MM pixels he calls out (even with my higher resolution).
But, then again, it would've been cooler if he had actually put them in their clouds as well. hmmmm - s-orbitals, p-orbitals, sp2-orbitals...