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What is the shape of a molecule? - George Zaidan and Charles Morton

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Published on Oct 17, 2013

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A molecule is nearly all empty space, apart from the extremely dense nuclei of its atoms and the clouds of electrons that bond them together. When that molecule forms, it arranges itself to maximize attraction of opposite charges and minimize repulsion of unlike. George Zaidan and Charles Morton shape our image of molecules.

Lesson by George Zaidan and Charles Morton, animation by Bevan Lynch.

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