Ciro asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 4 months ago

WHY DO WE SEE THINGS AND NOT INDIVIDUAL ATOMS?

Do macroscopi things like a computer and an house really exist or do we see them so and not as individual atoms because of our eyes? If we could see world not with our eyes but like it really is would we see individual atoms or a computer, house ecc..?

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  • 4 months ago

    If you could see atoms, You would see the air. If you could see the air everything else would be obscured and all you would see would be like clouds and Fog. You would not pass a driving test.

  • David
    Lv 5
    4 months ago

    You're not looking close enough. I have electron microscopes for eyes and can see individual atoms. Kind of makes it hard to see the big picture though.

  • 4 months ago

    Yes no but yes no yes not

  • 4 months ago

    Matter itself has no light and therefore no color.

    To "see" we actually look at the "interaction" of matter

    photons are created when an electron reduces its orbital energy within an atom

    diffraction bends and can separate light colors

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  • Steven
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Atoms are smaller than visible light waves. Electron-microscopes are used to image things smaller than light waves but atoms are even too small for them.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electron_microscope

  • 4 months ago

    The lens in our eyes can't focus on anything that is as small as an atom.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Short answer, atoms are very, very, very small.

  • 4 months ago

    the visible light spectrum uses waves too large to interact with individual particles on the atomic scale. Like trying to locate a gnat using radar. Not gonna happen. the waves act as if the single atom does not exist. It can only respond to barriers made of many atoms.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Because individual atoms are too small to reflect photons in all directions

    Because it wouldn't be practical to see trillions of atoms at the same time

  • 4 months ago

    Your eyes aren't designed to see atoms or other microscopic things. It's like why you can't see stars during the day even though they're there. Your vision isn't that good, but it doesn't need to be.

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