Computer Based Projects for a Chemistry Curriculum

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This e-book is a collection of exercises designed for students studying chemistry courses at a high school or undergraduate level. The e-book contains 24 chapters each containing various activities ...
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Constructing and Visualizing Some Common Materials

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Thomas J. Manning and Aurora P. Gramatges


In this exercise, students will learn how to use a modeling program to build a lattice structure. It will teach students how to construct a sheeted material such as graphite, how to construct an intercalated compound, how to construct a fullerene (buckyball, C60) and a aza-fullerene (C48N12), and how to construct a carbon nanotube from chains of carbon molecules. It aims to improve a student’s ability to visualize 3D structures.


Molecular modelling, materials, intercalation, fullerene, nanotube, allotropes.


Department of Chemistry, Valdosta State University Valdosta GA 31698, USA