Text: “Bohr model of a phosphorous atom.” https://topblogtenz.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/bohr-model-of-phosphorus-atom-min.png


The image above is a visual representation of a phosphorous atom. This is a Bohr model but other models of the atom will present different information in different ways. This model does show the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons but some aspects of the model simplify the atom so much that it in some respects misleading. Electrons, for example, are not located in neat concentric circles around the nucleus as the Bohr model suggests.

From a educational perspective though, (remember that education is a human science), this somewhat inaccurate model has its place in the classroom.