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..?
- PhilomelLv 71 year 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.
- DavidLv 51 year 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.
- 1 year ago
Yes no but yes no yes not
- JimLv 71 year 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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- electron1Lv 71 year ago
The lens in our eyes can't focus on anything that is as small as an atom.
- Anonymous1 year ago
Short answer, atoms are very, very, very small.
- busterwasmycatLv 71 year 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.
- ZirpLv 71 year 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
- Man AbrierLv 51 year 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.