Atomic Geometry

Author Picture  Colin Power

🇬🇧 15 min read
Atomic Geometry
SUMMARY

Atomic geometry is a concept that has been developed from the study of Platonic and Archimedean Solids to map the electron cloud in the atom. Here, we explain how the configuration of electron pairs follow the nesting of simple 3D polyhedra. Each element can be visualised in 3D which will highlight the link between the properties of an element and its geometric arrangement.

KEY POINTS

✔ Geometry is an ancient study of numbers
✔ Its amazing
✔ Simple calculations through shape and form

Introduction

Atomic Geometry is a new approach to understand the Electron cloud of the Atom. Indeed during the years of scientific research, new theories would come up to replace the old bringing often a new dimension to what has already been know. In the same way with the lens of geometry, we have defined a three dimensional construct of the spatial distribution of the electron cloud which reveals a striking resemblance to the nature of 3D geometry. Discover a new perception of matter and its properties that relates to the nature of space itself.

  • Introduction
  • The Atom
  • Electron cloud
    • S-orbitals
    • P-Orbitals
    • D-Orbitals
    • F-Orbitals
  • Platonic Solids
    • Octahedron
    • Cube
    • Star-Tetrahedron
    • Icosahedron
  • Archimedean Solids
    • Cuboctahedron
    • Truncated Cube
    • Truncated Octahedron
    • Rhombidodecahedron
    • Great Rhombidodecahedron
    • Snub Cube
  • 4D & beyond
    • Rhombidodecahedron
    • Hypercube
    • Torus & Double Torus
  • Periodic Table
    • Noble Gases