Introducing you to 3DMolSym: A Web Resource for Teaching Molecular Symmetry that uses Adobe Shockwave for Visualizations and Animations.
Note there is a slight difference when operating this resource on a Mac or in a Windows Operating Systerm. On a Mac if you don't change an item (any item) in the pull down menu on the right when the resouce opens, the selection of molecules will be frame shifted by one molecule. An easy fix is described in the Description below.
Working with this web-based resource
- Students should be able to visualize symmetry elements and operations.
- The beauty of molecular symmetry can be further appreciated with this tool.