Giant molecular model kit on a lawn with a model of ethane

A giant molecular model kit comprising carbon tetrahedra , bonds and hydrogen atoms


Giant Molecular Models Kits - detachable models



Our original giant molecular models were intended for use in static displays, but we have since modified them and developed models that can be detached and reattached. These giant molecular model kits are suitable for a wide range of applications, from lecturers demonstrating chemical structure or shape in large lecture theatres, through to children's education centres to introduce them to the basics of how atoms fit together. How you use them is up to you.

The balls incorporate stubs that the rods fit on to, just as with miniature model kits. Unlike most model kits, the contents of your set of balls and rods are entirely up to you - you only have to buy what you need to use. You tell us what colour balls you want (we can match to any colour, including very specific colours), how many bonds and what bond geometry you want for each ball and we do the rest. Bond lengths are cut to suit your requirements. For a number of years, we kept the prices down on these models by painting the balls in-house, but as this is time and space-consuming, we no longer feel that this is the best way to proceed and, from July 2019, the balls are being spray painted by local professionals. Unfortunately, this means that the cost of the models will increase substatially, but so too will the quality, resulting in balls that look better and are far more robust to impact and daily use.

Balls with only single bonds are supplied as individual units; due to the way that they are constructed, balls with multiple bonds (C=C, C=N, C=O, etc.) are supplied only in pairs (or higher multiples in the case of, for example, allenes).


For more information, please contact us, or view prices for the largest of our giant molecular models



Children playing with giant molecular models in a museum

Young children learning the basics of molecules with one of our kits