A valuable companion to 3D Molecular Designs’ Water Kit©, our NaCl magnetic lattice ions take salt lessons further. Each ion model has 6 embedded magnets which allows for 6:6 coordination and tight packing. Your students will explore how the positive sodium and negative chloride ions form electrostatic bonds creating a strong crystal structure. Your students will also see water molecules dissolve salt from the outer edges of the lattice.

The 4x4x4 lattice contains 64 ions (32 sodium and 32 chloride) and the 3x3x3 lattice contains 27 ions (13 of 1 type of ion and 14 of the other.) NaCl Lattice© does not include 3DMD water molecules. Water molecules are sold in Water Kits©.