Constructing and Visualizing Some Common Materials
- Pp. 186-197 (12)Thomas J. Manning and Aurora P. Gramatges
In this exercise, students will learn how to use a modeling program to build a lattice structure. It will teach students how to construct a sheeted material such as graphite, how to construct an intercalated compound, how to construct a fullerene (buckyball, C<sub>60</sub>) and a aza-fullerene (C<sub>48</sub>N<sub>12</sub>), and how to construct a carbon nanotube from chains of carbon molecules. It aims to improve a student’s ability to visualize 3D structures.