Carbon Allotropes

Carbon Allotropes

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Individual Kits

Kit NamePart #DescriptionPrice US $
C60 BUCKYBALL
BKY-60Kit Contents:
62 trigonal planar carbon atom centers
92-1.25" PVC, clear bonds
Assembly instructions PDF on ths website.

The C60 buckyball is 7.5" in diameter and is an excellent attention getter and instructional tool in any chemistry class. The sp2 bonding shows why buckyballs can conduct electricity.
$22.00
C114 BUCKYTUBE
BKY-114Kit Contents:
116 trigonal planar carbon atom centers
173-1.25" PVC, clear bonds
Assembly instruction booklet

Buckytubes are also called nanotubes. This C114 buckytube is 8" in diameter and 15" long. Our least expensive model showing the same basic pattern of carbon clustering as in the larger nanotube models.
$34.00
C150 BUCKYTUBE
BKY-150Kit Contents:
152 trigonal planar carbon atom centers
227-1.25" PVC, clear bonds
Assembly instruction booklet

The C150 buckytube is 8" in diameter and 20" long.
$44.00
C186 BUCKYTUBE
BKY-186Kit Contents:
188 trigonal planar carbon atom centers
281-1.25" PVC, clear bonds
Assembly instruction booklet

Our C186 buckytube is 8" in diameter and 24" long.
$54.00
C220 BUCKYTUBE
BKY-220Kit Contents:
222 trigonal planar carbon atom centers
333-1.25" PVC, clear bonds
Assembly instruction booklet

Our largest buckytube, the C220, is 8" in diameter and " long.
$60.00
DIAMOND
DIA-1Kit Contents:
57 trigonal planar carbon atom centers
82-1.25" PVC, clear bonds
Assembly instructions on this website.

This model demonstrates the bonding in a network solid. Contrast sp3 hybridization in diamond with sp2 in graphite and the fullerenes. Lack of mobile electrons in diamond explains its nonconducting nature ( Cf. loose pi electrons in graphite and fullerenes).
$22.00
GRAPHITE
GRA-1Kit Contents:
76 trigonal planar carbon atom centers
92-1.25" PVC, clear bonds
6 rigid bonds
Assembly instructions on this website.

The model shows how graphite's layered structure accounts for its slippery" property. Compare graphite with diamond to explain graphite's electrical conductivity.
$22.00

Three Allotropes Set

Kit NamePart #DescriptionPrice US $
CARBON ALLOTROPES

CA-1CKit Contents:
136 trigonal planar carbon atom centers
57 tetrahedral carbon atom centers
262-1.25" PVC, clear bonds
6-5 cm rigid white tubes to hold graphite layers together
Assembly instructions on this website

This kit contains enough atom centers and bonds to make one buckyball, one diamond crystal, and one graphite crystal simultaneously.
$59.95