Along with the nuclear atom article I have posted a unique version of the periodic table. A must see. Notice the center column of semimetals and the overall symmetry. Can be seen at www.svcc.edu/~duncanb/[/URL]
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Your article "The Geometry of the Nuclear Atom" deserves much attention.
It concerns your approach to research of a construction of atoms and molecules as polyhedrons. I understand and support this method.
But before, I would like to make two remarks.
1) In fig.1 you display a molecule of hydrogen. But in hydrogen molecule internuclear distance is equal 0.84142 angstroms, instead of 0.741. In a molecule of deuterium internuclear distance is equal 0.7417 angstroms. In this case, in a molecule in fig.1 it is necessary to add two neutrons. Accordingly, in fig.2 the inner shell of carbon will have the configuration of a molecule of deuterium, but not of helium.
2) The volume of helium atom equals 45 cubic angstroms, whereas the volume of carbon atom (at calculation on parameters of diamond) equals 5.577 cubic angstroms. Therefore, the helium atom cannot be located inside carbon atom. Is probable, the matter is "vice versa".
I consider, that the atoms - polyhedrons and molecules - polyhedrons can be joined with each other by edges and by sides, both on the outside and from inside.