First chemical bonds can see before and after reaction
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 Ã…ngstrÃ¶m (one ten-billionth of a meter) long connecting carbon and hydrogen molecules. Something certainly beautiful to anyone who has studied chemistry.