The Molecular Bus

a: Carbon ~
b: bus with ten seats

What: "Another way to think of this is that carbon is like a bus with ten seats, and the six electrons of carbon are sitting in six of the seats. Carbon needs to fill up the other four seats." The rest is a good discussion of valence electrons in carbon. The bus seat metaphor could be used with other atoms.

Writer: Not Stated
Date: Jul 22 2013 6:37 PM

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