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The Structures of Ice-six (Ice VI) and Ice-fifteen (Ice XV)


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Ice-six (Ice VI), above and immediately below. Note that in these structural diagrams the hydrogen bonding is ordered whereas in reality it is random (obeying the 'ice rules': two hydrogen atoms near each oxygen, one hydrogen atom on each O····O bond).

 


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Ice-fifteen (Ice XV) This structure (below) does have the ordered protons shown.

 


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This structure (below) has separated the two frameworks to clarify the structure.

 


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These animations use Jmol: an open-source Java viewer for chemical structures in 3D. Use the mouse for control.

 

 

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