MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# Which of the following is the best metaphor for an atom? A. A jigsaw puzzle piece B. A lego block C. A box

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Answer:A boxExplanation:In quantum mechanics, the atom is metaphorically described as a box. In fact, the Schrödinger wave equation is based on the three dimensional box metaphor of the atom.Thus, a box provides a convenient treatment of the atom as it represents the fundamental components of the problem of atomic structure, hence the answer.