Metaphors in chemistry: some silly, some useful!
“we cannot do without [metaphor], even at the level of one specialist speaking to another. This is true in many areas of science, but in chemistry more than most. Molecules are anthropomorphized mercilessly, and there need be no apology for that”
Stories of the Invisible: A Guided Tour of Molecules
Oxford University Press
 Boat conformation: http://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2dev8yEPi1r52yz4o1_500.jpg
 Maxwell’s demon: http://uanews.org/sites/default/files/story-images/demon%20jason%20torchinsky_0.jpg
 Hydrogen bonding in water: Stories of the Invisible: A Guided Tour of Molecules, Philip Ball, Oxford University Press 2001.