OpenStudy (anonymous):

Biologists use ball-and-stick models to study complex molecules by representing atoms with balls and bonds with sticks. DNA is a biological molecule that contains millions of atoms. What is a limitation of using a ball-and-stick model for DNA?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (petiteme):

Welcome to Open Study! ^_^

3 years ago
OpenStudy (petiteme):

ball-and-stick models are unrealistic depictions of molecules; they completely ignore what chemists know from quantum mechanics about the nature of matter at the subatomic level. Nonetheless, they are simple, easy to draw and offer a wealth of insights into molecular structure and properties in a way that's easy to visualize and understand. Read more: http://www.ehow.com/info_8652502_limitations-models-science.html#ixzz2sIzQ58Pe

3 years ago
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