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Abstract Volume 6 Issue 1 (2001) pp 5-6

Chicken-Wire Buckyballs

Carl J. Murphy and Dean J. Campbell*

Department of Chemistry, Bradley University, Peoria, IL 61625
Received August 29, 2000. Accepted October 26, 2000

Published online: 15 December 2000

Abstract. A method for building models of C60 and C70 fullerenes from chicken wire is described. The flat, uncut chicken wire is representative of a sheet of graphite; therefore, the same medium may be used to compare these two allotropes of carbon.

Key Words:  In the Classroom; general chemistry; organic chemistry

(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: campbell@bradley.edu)

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Issue date: February 1, 2001

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