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Build an Ice Molecular Model


How to assemble the Ice crystal model structure.

Step 1
Ice Molecular Model assembly instructions   

Assemble the water molecule units.  You will need the Oxygen tetrahedrals, linear hydrogens (H-bonds) and the short bonds.  You will have a pile that looks like the figure to the right made of individual units as noted on the bottom of the picture.  Each unit will require 1 - red tetrahedral, 2 - linear hydrogens and 2 - translucent short bonds.





Step 2
Build an Ice Crystal structure         

  Assemble the structure to the right.  When subsequent layers are added keep the structure oriented as noted in front of you.  All subsequent pictures maintain this orientation for reference with the inverted H2O at the bottom of the screen.






Step 3

      Now add the upper ring structures as noted in the figure to the right.  note the maintained orientation of the original ring structure on the bottom.







Step 4

ice crystal model assembly  instructionss

           Next add the purple rigid 27 mm bonds to the upward facing H-bonding sites as noted to the right.








Step 5
How to build an ice cystal model

          Add the water molecule from step 1 to the newly installed purple bonds from step 4.  (figures to the right).







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Step 6
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          Interlink the second layer as show in figures at right.








how to build an ice crystal model

Step 7
ice crystal model instructions

          Insert water molecules and purple bonds in upward facing holes as shown to right (repeat step 4 and 5 at this level).  Also note as you begin to see the hex tunnels form, the water molecules will follow a symmetric and repeating pattern to those below it.







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Step 8
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          Insert the remaining bonds as shown to the right and your Ice crystal molecular model is complete.


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