Models in chemistry

Talking about nomenclature of chemical substances, it is unavoidable to talk about models.

In chemistry, we use various models to visualize this topic (the threedimensional shape of molecules).

model box

types of models


Never ever forget that a model is nothing more than just a very simplified image of the reality. Nover draw more conclusions out of a model than the makers of the model want to explain with it. A model is always a simplification.
But, on the other hand, a good model really helps in better understanding why chemical substances behave this or that way. You should have a model box.