Wednesday, October 12, 2011

C70 beading procedure

C70. Point group D5h.
Shape: like a Rugby ball.
60 8mm red beads and 45 8mm white beads are used.
Ring spiral: [1 7 9 11 13 15 27 29 31 33 35 37]

The red and green parts of spiral are exactly the same as the spiral of C60. The orange part of the spiral is a ring of 10 hexagons inserted in between two hemispheres of C60! Of course, instead of inserting one ring of 10 hexagons, one can do it repeatedly to get different length of endcapped carbon nanotubes! So C70 is the shortest endcapped carbon nanotube.

Note also that the blue circles in this graph are not beads! Beads represent edges or chemical bonds of fullerenes.

I made a few bead models for Prof. Gillespie, who proposed the the famous VSEPR method, last week. This C70 model is one of them.

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