Visualization
ES0504  Observe a model of a buckminsterfullerene.

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This model represents a molecule of buckminsterfullerene, often called a buckyball. Sixty atoms of carbon are joined in hexagons and pentagons to form one spherical molecule. Examine the model to see the bonding arrangments.

Jennifer Loomis, TERC