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Clathrate I crystal structure


Only the oxygen atoms are shown. This is the gas hydrate-I structure containing two dodecahedral (512) and six tetrakaidecahedral (51262) cavities per cubic unit cell.

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8 (2 ˣ 2 ˣ 2) unit cells
Twelve tetrakaidecahedral  cavities surrounding one dodecahedral cavity (connected by grey bonds).


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