All common natural gas hydrates belong to the three crystal structures, cubic structure I (sI), cubic structure II (sII), or hexagonal structure H (sH) shown in Figure 1.5. This chapter details the structures of these three types of hydrate and compares hydrates with the most common water solid, hexagonal ice Ih. The major contrast is that ice forms as a pure component, while hydrates will not form without guests of the proper size.