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<SFN logo isn't scientific?>

I just read on my textbook that you can't draw an atom like that with some circles in that shape. That kind of picture is very common to represent an atom but it does mislead readers, because ELECTRONS AREN'T MOVING AROUND IN CIRCLES.

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Quantum physics says they move about randomly. Unless you want an uninteresting ball, that's the best representation we can have because it does show the atoms in their shells (sort of) as well as their constant movement.

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