Bonds and Lone Pairs in Small Molecules: Introduction to Spartan
Pp. 18-27 (10)
Thomas J. Manning and Aurora P. Gramatges
This exercise aims to introduce students to the molecular modeling (Spartan)
software. Students will construct and visualize a number of small molecules in two and
three dimensions, and calculate and measure some basic geometric parameters such as
bond distances and angles with three-dimensional structures.
Chemical bonds, molecular modeling, bond distances, molecular
mechanics, molecular orbital theory (MOT).
Department of Chemistry, Valdosta State University Valdosta GA 31698, USA