Chemistry
posted by Kim .
Why does scientist want to demostrate chemical bonding use models with colored balls to represent atoms. Balls arenot totally accurate. So why does scientist use them?

It's an easy way to visualize atoms and molecules. Everyone knows it isn't totally accurate but it's difficult to talk about bonding when we can't see them. The ball and stick models serve a useful purpose.
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