It is known that there are five Platonic solids:
If, lets say, there are 4 particles with the same electricity charge and whose movement is constrained to be on a sphere, resulting forces will eventually move particles to form a tetrahedron.
I have two questions here:
1) If number of particles are 8, 6, 20, and 12, would resulting solid (in similar experiment) be hexahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron, respectively?
2) What would happen if number of particles is not 4, 8, 6, 20, or 12? Would an equilibrium be reached ever? Would the equilibrium shape be unique or not? Are those solids (resulting from such experiments) widely known? What would be their other properties?
I attempted some simulations, and researche the internet but didn't reach any sound conclusion.