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Listed under:  Science  >  Matter  >  Molecular structure  >  Allotropy
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Amazing materials from rearranged carbon atoms

Explore the different forms (allotropes) of the chemical element carbon. You will be surprised at how different the allotropes are.Meet key scientists, such as Harry Kroto, who have made amazing discoveries about new forms of carbon. Visualise how the atoms and outer electrons are arranged in different forms, so you can ...

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White phosphorus molecule

This is a colour image of a model of a molecule of white phosphorus, P₄. In this model, four phosphorus atoms are represented by orange spheres held together by grey rods that represent covalent bonds.

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Sulfur molecule

This is a colour image of a model of a molecule of sulfur, S₈. In this model, eight sulfur atoms are represented by yellow spheres held together by grey rods that represent covalent bonds.