Experiment MA-01

Crystal Model

Description: Some plastic balls are connected by springs. The device may be strained to show the various geometric displacements of the molecules.


Two plastic balls connected by a spring to model a diatomic molecule.
Rod and ball models of atoms can also be shown to illustrate the various geometries of molecules.


Two cubical crystals.


Three other models of crystals.


Materials: spring-ball model, crystal models


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