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Mon February 23, 2009 By:

How many pentogonal and hexagonal panels are present in Buckminster fullerene?

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Wed February 25, 2009

The structure of C60 is a truncated (T = 3) icosahedron, which resembles a soccer 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

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