|Credit: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California at Berkeley|
The original reactant molecule that is resting on a flat silver surface is imaged both before and after the reaction, which occurs when the temperature > 90° Celsius.
The two most common final products of the reaction are shown. The three-angstrom scale bars (an angstrom is a ten-billionth of a meter) indicate that the reactant and product molecules are about a billionth of a meter across...
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