09 MAY 2012 by ideonexus

 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!
Folksonomies: metaphor intuition
Folksonomies: metaphor intuition
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The idea that by sharing electrons they close their shells seems absurd.