Morning All. I had a thought yesterday. Are atoms actually spherical? Can they be squished? Could they be cubes? Obviously, the models use spheres, as it would be hard to visualise orbits in a cube, and we get to find a use for spherical co-ordinates here and there... but is there anything that says atoms must be spherical? Talking about an isolated atom here. I thought about STM pictures of solids, and the lil spherical bumps - could they be attributed to the E-field and not necessarily indicative of the atom shape? Cheers. Tulip.