Molecule Shapes: Basics

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  • Molecules
  • Atoms
  • Bonds
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Topics

  • Molecules
  • Atoms
  • Bonds
  • Bond angle

Description

Explore molecule shapes by building molecules in 3D! Find out how a molecule's shape changes as you add atoms to a molecule.

Sample Learning Goals

  • 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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Albanian All shqip Download Run now Format e Molekulave: Bazat
Arabic All العربية Download Run now أشكال الجزئ: أساسيات
Basque All Euskara Download Run now Molekulen formak: oinarriak
Bosnian All Bosanski Download Run now Oblici molekule: Osnove
Chinese (Simplified) All 中文 (中国) Download Run now 分子形状:基础
Chinese (Traditional) All 中文 (台灣) Download Run now Molecule Shapes: Basics_分子形狀:基礎
Czech All čeština Download Run now Tvary molekul: základy
Danish All Dansk Download Run now Molekyleformer: Basis
Dutch All Nederlands Download Run now Vormen van moleculen: eenvoudig
Finnish All suomi Download Run now Molekyylien muodot: perusteet
French All français Download Run now Formes de Molecules: Notions de base
German All Deutsch Download Run now Molekülgeometrie - Grundlagen
Greek All Ελληνικά Download Run now Σχήματα μορίων: τα βασικά
Hebrew All עברית Download Run now צורות של מולקולות: בסיסי
Hungarian All magyar Download Run now Molekulaalakok - alapok
Irish All Gaeilge Download Run now Cruthanna móilín: Buneolas
Italian All italiano Download Run now Modelli molecolari: concetti base
Japanese All 日本語 Download Run now 分子の形: ベーシック
Kazakh All Kazakh Download Run now Молекула пішіндерінің негізгі құрылымы
Korean All 한국어 Download Run now 분자의 구조: 기초
Latvian All Latviešu Download Run now Molekulu struktūras: Pamati
Maori All Maori Download Run now He Āhua Rāpoi Ngota: Hei Tīmatanga
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Polish All polski Download Run now Kształty cząsteczek: podstawy
Portuguese (Brazil) All português (Brasil) Download Run now Geometria Molecular: Básico
Russian All русский Download Run now Формы молекул: основы
Serbian All Српски Download Run now Облици молекула: основе
Sinhalese All Sinhalese Download Run now අණුවල හැඩ : මූලික කරුණු
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Spanish All español Download Run now Formas de la molécula: Intro Download teacher tips PDF
Spanish (Mexico) All español (México) Download Run now Formas de la molécula: Intro
Spanish (Peru) All español (Perú) Download Run now Formas de una molécula: Fundamentos
Swedish All svenska Download Run now Molekylformer: Grunder
Tamil All Tamil Download Run now மூலக்கூற்றுத்திறன் அடிப்படைகள்
Thai All ไทย Download Run now รูปร่างโมเลกุล: พื้นฐาน
Turkish All Türkçe Download Run now Molekül Şekilleri: Temel
Ukrainian All українська Download Run now Форми молекул. Основи Download teacher tips PDF
Vietnamese All Tiếng Việt Download Run now Hình dạng phân tử: phần cơ bản

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