These metallic grey atoms are used to represent metal atoms and is for extending your existing set or for replacing lost atoms. Each pack contains 10 balls with six holes arranged octahedrally. Each atom is 23 mm diameter.
Why would you need these? You could use them to represent an octahedral metal atom in a complex such as [Cr(OH2)6]3+.
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