Carbon Allotropes: Dalton

Carbon Allotropes

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Individual Kits

Kit NamePart #DescriptionPrice US $
C60 BUCKYBALL
BKY-D60Kit Contents:
62 trigonal planar carbon atom centers
92 bonds
Assembly instructions in a PDF form on this website.

The C60 buckyball is 10.5" in diameter and is an excellent attention getter and instructional tool in any chemistry class. The sp2 bonding shows why buckyballs can conduct electricity.
$37.31
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DIAMOND

DIA-D1
Kit Contents:
57 tetrahedral carbon atom centers
82 bonds
Assembly instructions in a PDF form 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).
$34.31
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GRAPHITE
GRA-D1Kit Contents:
74 trigonal bipyramidal carbon atom centers
92 rigid bonds
18 flexible bonds
Assembly instructions in a PDF form 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.
$44.12
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Three Allotropes Set