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Title Molecules and Light - Guided Inquiry Activity
Description This guided-inquiry activity has the following learning goals: Students will be able to, (a) Describe how a set of example molecules interacts with light of varying energy; (b) Identify characteristics of molecules associated with an interaction with light; (c) Construct a set of guidelines that generalize how molecules react with light of varying energy; and (d) Apply these guidelines to predict the reactivity with light for any small molecule
Subject Chemistry
Level Undergrad - Intro
Type Guided Activity
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords EM radiation, energy, frequency, light, molecules, rotation, vibration, wavelength
Simulation(s) Molecules and Light (HTML5), Molecules and Light


Author(s) Alycia M. Palmer
Contact Email palmer.475@osu.edu
School / Organization PhET
Date submitted 11/5/14
Date updated 6/23/15