why the shape of atom is cirle,why not diffrent shapes?

Asked by Nitin Baheti | 3rd Dec, 2013, 04:17: PM

Expert Answer:

The shape of atoms is determined by the shape of the electron orbitals (electron clouds). 
These in turn are determined by the electromagnetic field which is mediated by photons. Photons travel equally well in all directions and thus the field is spherically symmetrical about the nucleus of the atom.

Answered by Hanisha Vyas | 4th Dec, 2013, 11:41: AM

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