We’ve added another sim to our Basics series with the new Molecule Shapes: Basics sim designed specifically for our middle-school audience. In this sim, you will explore molecule shapes by building molecules in 3D! Find out how a molecule’s shape changes as you add atoms to a molecule.
Learning goals that Molecule Shapes: Basics addresses include:
- Recognize that molecule shape is due to repulsions between atoms.
- Recognize that bonds are not fixed in place, but can rotate around in response to repulsions.