19 Jul 2012


Web Resources and Apps

Submitted by Anthony L. Fernandez, Merrimack College

ChemTube3D is a website maintained by the University of Liverpool that has interactive 3D animations ans structures.  The content is broken up into several areas:

  • A Level;
  • Organic Reactions;
  • Structure and Bonding;
  • Polymers;
  • Solid State.

There is a lot of information on the site, and the information could be used in many courses.  The areas that I find most useful in my sophomore-level inorganic chemistry course.

  • Structure and Bonding -> Simple Molecular Orbitals
  • Solid State

I use the solid state animations in lecture and I encourage my students to use these when studying.  My students find these visualiztions quite useful.

In my advanced half-semester course in organometallic chemistry, I use and refer my students to the "Organometallic Chemistry" and "Enantioselective metal catalysts" (found the "Organic Reactions" section).

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This looks great! I plan to share this with the faculty and my school and will use it this year!

I will let you know how it goes.


Thanks! I have been looking for a page like this on solid state chemistry. I will be using in my class this term.


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