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Unit style molecular models are so versatile they're practically in their own multiverse. Use them for organic/inorganic, VSEPR, Point Groups or lattice structures. Unit atoms are 45mm diameter & make any compound or crystal structure visible at the back of large lecture halls.
Unit atoms were designed for crystal lattices and are configurable for 1-6, 8 & 12 coordinate geometries.
The Unit system is unique in that any atom can take on any geometry. Below are just a few of the ways the atoms & pegs can be combined.
|Bond Pegs & Atom Geometries||Examples of Where Used|
|Polar Pegs (On Right)
1.One at each pole for linear atoms
2.Use with 3 Radial pegs for Tri-Bi
Radial Pegs (Middle)
1.Use 2 for 30, 45, 90, 120 or 180 degree
Angled Pegs (On Left)
1.Use 4 for tetrahedral geometry
2.Use 8 for 8 coordinate
|Left Column: Tetrahedral with 4 angled (4/8 )
Centre Column: Tri-Bi with 3 radial, 2 polar
Right Column: Octahedral w/ 4 radial, 2 polar
Any Unit atom can show univalence using 1 of the 3 different pegs. Combinations of these 3 pegs can produce any geometry from divalent to trigonal up to octahedral.
Watch the video below to see how easy it is to make any molecular geometry from any Unit atom.
Trigonal/Trigonal Bipyramidal Atoms
Tetrahedral/Trigonal Pyramidal Atoms