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ERIC Number: EJ825823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Constructing I[subscript h] Symmetrical Fullerenes from Pentagons
Gan, Li-Hua
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n3 p444-445 Mar 2008
Twelve pentagons are sufficient and necessary to form a fullerene cage. According to this structural feature of fullerenes, we propose a simple and efficient method for the construction of I[subscript h] symmetrical fullerenes from pentagons. This method does not require complicated mathematical knowledge; yet it provides an excellent paradigm for students to learn the construction of molecular structures manually and develop their spatial visualization. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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