Methane Molecular Model
Each is made-to-order by hand. Expect 2-3 weeks before delivery.
Painted 1-inch (2.5 cm) and 3/4-inch (1.9 cm) hardwood balls and stainless steel rods.
Dimensions: Height 4.75 inches (12 cm)
This handmade model is an accurate representation of the molecular structure of the methane at a scale of 1 Å = 25 mm (1 inch). (Magnified 250 million times.) A pine wood cube serves as a removable stand.
Physical models have been used by chemists for almost two centuries for three-dimensional representation of atomic arrangements in molecules and crystals. Their use has declined in recent decades due to advancements in computer graphics, but their importance remains in providing tactile intuition, historical connection, and inspiration.