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Polyhedral Model Kit

Number of units required to match the interactive structures directions

Structure
Octahedral units
Tetrahedral units
Square pyramidal units
Square planar units
Kit contents
78
60
24
18
Halite, NaCl
14
Halite alternate, NaCl
22
Cadmium Iodide, CdI2
8 (+ 4 empty)
Cadmium Chloride, CdCl2
16 (+ 6 empty)
Sphalerite, ZnS
13
Sphalerite alternate, ZnS
10
Chalcopyrite, CuFeS2
27 (two types)
Platinum Sulfide, PtS
14*
Nickel Arsenide, NiAs
12
Tellurobismuthite, Bi2Te3
36
Ice, H2O(s)
36
Antifluorite, Li2O
8
Rutile, TiO2
14
Corundum, Al2O3
24
Vanadium Pentoxide, V2O5
24
Rhenium Trioxide, ReO3
8
Perovskite, BaTiO3
8
Superconductor, YBa2Cu3O7
12*
6*
Spinel, MgAl2O4
7
8
Magnetite, Fe3O4
16
17
Brucite, Mg3(OH)6
9*
Lizardite, Mg3(OH)4[Si2O5]
16*
12*
Talc, Mg3(OH)2[Si2O5]2
13*
26*
Biotite, K(Mg,Fe)3(OH)2[Si3AlO10]
16* (two types)
29*
Gibbsite, Al2(OH)6
16*
Kaolinite, Al2(OH)4[Si2O5]
14*
15*
Pyrophyllite, Al2(OH)2[Si2O5]2
18*
43*
Muscovite, KAl2(OH)2[Si3AlO10]
10*
28*
Montmorillonite, (Na,Ca)x(Al,Mg)2(OH)2[Si2O5]2
12*
24*
Albite, NaAlSi3O8
32 (two types)
Olivine, MgxFe1-x[SiO4]
21
8
Diopside, CaMg[Si2O6]
12
36
Tremolite, Ca2Mg5[Si4O11]2(OH)2
36
80
Sodalite, Na4Al3Si3O12Cl
24 (two types)
Beryl, Be3Al2[Si6O18]
20
58 (two types)
Topaz, AlF(OH)SiO4
30
10
Quartz, SiO2
49

*This is a layered structure. The online directions show two layers which would require twice as many pieces.


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