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Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Science |

First chemical bonds can see before and after reaction

First chemical bonds can see before and after reaction

All persons who have studied have imagined because of processes in a molecule, usually aided with classic hexagonal diagram of textbooks representing chemical bonds.

However, this is the first time we capture in images and see the process of chemical reactions through a common form of scientific discovery: By accident. This is because until now, scientists were only able to infer what were the molecular structures.

Now, however, when a team of U.S. researchers were observing the various reactions that were obtained when trying to create graphene using an atomic force microscope to view the structures more closely, by accident managed to take pictures of the process of the chemical reaction.

The individual atomic bonds seen in the images are an electron sharing a couple of Ångström (one ten-billionth of a meter) long connecting carbon and hydrogen molecules. Something certainly beautiful to anyone who has studied chemistry.

First chemical bonds can see before and after reaction image 2

Links:
Direct Imaging of Covalent Bond Structure in Single-Molecule Chemical Reactionsm (Science Express)
Imaging Breakthrough: See Atomic Molecular Bonds Before and After Reaction (Wired)


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