sphere → electron cloud of the atom
nucleus → too small to see on the same scale
sp in the space-filling molecular models shown below represent? If you were to superimpose a nucleus on one of these spheres, how big would draw it?
(a) Each sphere represents the nucleus of an atom. The nucleus is the same size as the sphere.
(b) Each sphere represents the hard outer shell of an atom. The nucleus would be too small to see on the same scale.
(c) Each sphere represents the electron cloud of the atom. The nucleus would be too small to see on the same scale.
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