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# Tag Archives: carbon

## The C-320 Fullerene Polyhedron

The duals of the geodesic domes are polyhedra with hexagonal and pentagonal faces. This particular one has 320 vertices, with those vertices representing carbon atoms. Here is C-320 as a polyhedron. The next image shows this molecule as a ball-and-stick … Continue reading

Posted in Mathematics, Science and Scientists
Tagged 320, c, C320, carbon, chemistry, fullerene, geometry, Mathematics, molecular, molecule, polyhedra, polyhedron, science
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## The Construction of a Zome Model of a 240-Atom Fullerene Molecule, In Seven Pictures

You can buy your own Zome at http://www.zometool.com.

## A Fullerene Molecule with 320 Carbon Atoms

I created this image using Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator, which is available here.

Posted in Science and Scientists
Tagged buckyball, carbon, chemistry, fullerene, science
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## An Eighty-Atom Fullerene Molecule

The fullerene molecule that gets the most attention is C60, so I’m giving C80 a little bit of the spotlight, for balance. I made this using polyhedral modeling software called Stella 4d; you can try it for yourself at this website.

## Testing a Climate Change Claim: Does Burning a Gallon of Gasoline Really Put Twenty Pounds of Carbon Dioxide Into the Atmosphere?

When I read, recently, that “every gallon of gas you save not only helps your budget, it also keeps 20 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere,” (source) I reacted with skepticism. Twenty pounds? That seemed a bit high … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Mathematics, Politics, Science and Scientists
Tagged car, carbon, carbon dioxide, chemistry, climate, climate change, driving, environment, environmental science, gasoline, global warming, hydrocarbon, oil, science
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## A 240-Atom Fullerene, and Related Polyhedra

The most well-known fullerene has the shape of a truncated icosahedron, best-known outside the world of geometry as the “futbol” / “football” / “soccer ball” shape — twenty hexagons and twelve pentagons, all regular. The formula for this molecule is C60. … Continue reading

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Tagged allotrope, C240, carbon, chemistry, fullerene, geodesic, geometry, Mathematics, molecule, polyhedra, polyhedron, science, sphere
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