Porous Polyhedra as Molecular Models

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Archimedean and Platonic Polyhedra – Molecules (Links) (14/29)

Archimedean PolyhedraArchimedean Polyhedra

 

From left to right the Archimedean Polyhedra – Molecules are:

1) Snub Cube

2) Snub Dodecahedron

3) Truncated Cube

4) Truncated Dodecahedron

5) Truncated Icosahedron-Buckminsterfullerene

6) Truncated Octahedron

7) Truncated Tetrahedron

8) Cuboctahedron

9) Great Rhombicosidodecahedron

10) Great Rhombicuboctahedron

11) Icosidodecahedron

12) Rhombicosidodecahedron

13) Rhombicuboctahedron

For more information about these polyhedra see:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archimedean_solid

Platonic Polyhedra

From left to right the Platonic polyhedra – Molecules are:

1) Dodecahedron-Dodecahedrane

2) Icosahedron

3) Cube-Cubane

4) Octahedron-Octahedrane

5) Tetrahedron

For more information about these polyhedra see:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platonic_solid

See also Polyhedra in Chemistry:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15962040

and:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platonic_hydrocarbon

The relationship between polyhedra and analogous molecular structures is well established. I hope to provide a periodic table of polyhedra with the corresponding molecular structure and composition in the near future.

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Icosidodecahedron

 

 

Snub Cube

 

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Rhombicuboctahedron

 

Cuboctahedron

Truncated Cube

Truncated Tetrahedron

Truncated Dodecahedron

 

 

 


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