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Reactant Molecule in High Resolution

Caption: Almost as clearly as a textbook diagram, this image made by a noncontact atomic force microscope reveals the positions of individual atoms and bonds, in a molecule having 26 carbon atoms and 14 hydrogen atoms structured as three connected benzene rings.

Credit: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California at Berkeley

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