On Atoms Sharing Electrons

Saying that each of two atoms can attain closed electron shells by sharing a pair of electrons is equivalent to saying that husband and wife, by having a total of two dollars in a joint account and each having six dollars in individual bank accounts, have eight dollars apiece!


The idea that by sharing electrons they close their shells seems absurd.

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 Chemical binding forces
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Fajans , Kasimir (1957), Chemical binding forces, Retrieved on 2012-05-09
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    09 MAY 2012

     Our Non-Intuitive, Shadowy Understanding of Nature

    Memes mostly about the quantum world, where we use metaphors to describe things we can't really conceptualize in the macroworld.
    Folksonomies: metaphor understanding
    Folksonomies: metaphor understanding