Van der Waals Surface

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Plot of the van der Waals surface of various molecules. The van der Waals surface of a molecule is represented by treating each atom as a sphere with the van der Waals radius. Covalently bonded polyatomic molecules will be smaller than the sum of van der Waals surfaces due to the overlap of intersecting spheres.

Contributed by: Anton Antonov (September 2007)
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