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Clathrate II and ice XVI crystal structure

Only the oxygen atoms are shown. This is the gas hydrate-II structure containing sixteen 512 cavities and eight larger 51264 cavities per cubic unit cell.

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Twelve 512 and four 51264 cavities surrounding one other 51264 cavity (connected by yellow bonds).


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