Schlegel Diagrams

These beautiful Lewis structures are essentially 2-dimensional projections of Buckminsterfullerene (C60)--buckyballs flattened out. They represent the same molecule, but from different perspectives, one centered on a hexagonal face and one on a pentagonal face. I just think they're pretty. Might even make nice tattoo motifs, if one were inclined towards ultra-dorky chemistry tattoos. There are other Schlegel diagrams representing the higher fullerenes, but they are not so pretty as these, IMO.

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