Oxygen Atom Structure

Figure 2 : An artists drawing of an Oxygen (8) atom, showing 8 electrons orbiting a nucleus which contains 8 protons (dark spheres) and 8 neutrons (light spheres). If the drawing were to scale, the nucleus would be a minute dot, ten thousand times smaller than it is currently drawn. A more sophisticated depiction of the electrons would show them as pulsating 3-d wave-like clouds, rather than as little orbiting bullets.