Bucky Balls

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Presenter: Jonathan Hare

Published: March 2009

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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The Buckyball, or C-60 molecule was discovered by accident (in the lab) while trying to understand the chemistry between the stars in the Interstellar Medium ISM. The discovery led to the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1996. Here we look at the structure of C-60 and make a molecular model.

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