The periodicity of the atomic elements reveals them to be crystalline
associations of identical regular octahedra. The shapes of the atoms
and how they join are shown on
As a research engineer, studying chemical analyses was not of much use
for designing new stainless alloys. I wanted very much to know what
the atoms looked like. Now I know the shapes of the atoms and how they
join, but I don't have time to design alloys. I hope that you do.
- posted 18 years ago