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    i dont understand them at all can anyone explain an idea about them thnx
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    Basically you use an electron density map to predict which molecules or atom could fit in that region of electron density. It is used heavily in crystallography of proteins to predict their structure.
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    (Original post by joshed)
    Basically you use an electron density map to predict which molecules or atom could fit in that region of electron density. It is used heavily in crystallography of proteins to predict their structure.
    Because that didn't confuse OP more?
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    mountains and valleys, where the mountains are -> lots of probability of there being an electron, where the valleys are -> little chance of finding an electron.

    Allows you to do a ton of stuff, as electrons repel you can fit molecules together like a jigsaw with their electron density maps.
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    (Original post by Relina)
    i dont understand them at all can anyone explain an idea about them thnx


    Where there's electron density, there's electrons and hence atoms.

    Also, you can't see hydrogens with the most common way of measuring electron density (X-ray diffraction), since they only have a little bit of electron density (< 1 electron worth).
 
 
 
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