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New Molecule Shapes: Basics Sim

Molecule Shapes: Basics

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.

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  1. Robert Gotwals #

    Excellent! Now add lone pairs as an option!

  2. building molecules in 3D is so cool! thanks

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