I'm putting the finishing touches on a web-based activity created to explore isomerization in octahedral complexes. It is based on the discussion in Miessler, Fischer and Tarr. I will probably submit the activity to VIPEr in due course, but I was hoping to get a little bit of feedback, especially from those who are not accustomed to using Mathematica. The activity is written using Mathematica, but you do not need to install or purchase the software to use the activity, as it will run on the free Mathematica plugin that you will be asked to download if you navigate to the website and don't already have it installed. (see the first link on http://www.bobthechemist.com/index.php/interactive-chemistry ). Specifically, I'm interested in the following:
1. Given the current set of instructions, is the activity easy to use or even intuitive?
2. A sample activity is provided in the instructions. Is it usable for your students in the current form? If not, what needs to be improved?
3. Are there features missing that are either (a) required for you to actually use it or (b) desired in a future version?
...and a shameless plug. If you happen to be going to Indy, I'll be talking about this and other ways to incorporate mathematica tools into the chemistry curriculum on Wednesday morning, at 9:15, Indiana Ballroom A/B