Each particle, or corpuscle, of air is a regular octohedron (8-sided geometrical solid). This is what air particles look like, according to Platos description in the Timaeus. In the center is the air-particle Plato describes at 55a, with 6 scalene triangles making up each equilateral face of the octohedron. On the left is a simpler isotope with 2 scalene triangles per face; on the right is a more complex isotope with 8 scalene triangles per face.
Image taken from Friedländer, Plato, vol. 1, An Introduction.
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