Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 7 - Sections 7.1-7.6 - Exercises - Review Questions: 34

Answer

Atoms are depicted as roughly spherical because all of the orbitals superimposed together make up a roughly spherical shape.

Work Step by Step

The sphere is a simplified representation.
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