Crystal structure represented by an arrangement of seven solid ovoids in a circular configuration

Made:
1812-1813 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

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Crystal structure represented by an arrangement of seven solid ovoids in a circular configuration, six in a circle with one in the centre. From the molecular and crystal model ‘Wollaston Collection’.

William Hyde-Wollaston reputedly used these models in an 1813 lecture to the Royal Society. Wollaston used the crystal models to illustrate his crystallography ideas. In 1831, J. Frederic Daniell – first Professor of Chemistry at Kings, College London – used the molecular and crystal model ‘Wollaston Collection’, to illustrate Wollaston’s views.

Details

Category:
Experimental Chemistry
Object Number:
1927-2066/3
type:
model - representation
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
King's College, London