Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 3 - Section 3.3 - Representing Compounds: Chemical Formulas and Molecular Models - Conceptual Connection: 3.3

Answer

The spheres in the molecular models represent the electron cloud of the atoms. If the nucleus is superimposed on this sphere, the it will not be visible.

Work Step by Step

The spheres in the molecular models represent the electron cloud of the atoms. If the nucleus is superimposed on this sphere, the it will not be visible, because the size of the nucleus is very small as compared to the size of the atom.
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