Three-Dimensional Printing of a Scalable Molecular Model and Orbital Kit for Organic Chemistry Teaching and Learning

Penny, Matthew R., Cao, Zi Jing, Patel, Bhaven, Da Silva Sil Dos Santos, Bruno, Asquith, Christopher M., Szulc, Blanka R., Rao, Zenobia X., Muwaffak, Zaid, Malkinson, John P. and Hilton, Stephen T. (2017) Three-Dimensional Printing of a Scalable Molecular Model and Orbital Kit for Organic Chemistry Teaching and Learning. Journal of Chemical Education, 94 (4). pp. 1265-1271. ISSN 0021-9584

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Abstract / Description

Three-dimensional (3D) chemical models are a well-established learning tool used to enhance the understanding of chemical structures by converting two-dimensional paper or screen outputs into realistic three-dimensional objects. While commercial atom model kits are readily available, there is a surprising lack of large molecular and orbital models that could be used in large spaces. As part of a program investigating the utility of 3D printing in teaching, a modular size-adjustable molecular model and orbital kit was developed and produced using 3D printing and was used to enhance the teaching of stereochemistry, isomerism, hybridization, and orbitals.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organic Chemistry, Hands-On Learning/Manipulatives, Alkanes/Cycloalkanes, Alkenes, Chirality/Optical Activity, Conformational Analysis, Drugs/Pharmaceuticals, Stereochemistry, Molecular Modeling
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 540 Chemistry & allied sciences
Department: School of Human Sciences
Depositing User: Bhaven Patel
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2018 11:50
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2018 10:25
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/1408

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