Yes, let’s get this out of the way… I know quite a few readers will first think of these types of Buckyballs.
Buckminsterfullerene is the smallest fullerene molecule in which no two pentagons share an edge (which can be destabilizing, as in pentalene). It is also the most common in terms of natural occurrence, as it can often be found in soot.
The structure of C60 is a truncated (T = 3) icosahedron, which resembles an association football ball of the type made of twenty hexagons and twelve pentagons, with a carbon atom at the vertices of each polygon and a bond along each polygon edge.
The C60 molecule has two bond lengths. The 6:6 ring bonds (between two hexagons) can be considered “double bonds” and are shorter than the 6:5 bonds (between a hexagon and a pentagon). Its average bond length is 1.4 angstroms.
Therapeutic for the busy mom of three.
I think we would ALL agree I could use a bit of stress relief these days? Even the puppy was sick this morning. If I smell Lysol anymore this week…
So BzzAgent… help de-stress a mom!