Chemical Bonding

These Are Not the Bonds You're Looking For: Introduction to Resonance Structures

A parody of one scene in Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope. Obi-Wan Kanobi, Luke Skywalker, C3PO and R2D2 enter Mos Eisley on Tatoonie. They are stopped by Stormtroopers and questioned about the droids they are transporting. In the skit, Obi-Wan Kanobi and Luke Skywalker are tranporting ozone and calcum carbonate.
These Are Not the Bonds You're Looking For Resonance structures Image 870

VSEPR Molecular Shapes Student Model Kits

Students visualize and represent molecules in 3-Dimensions. High quality plastic individual model kits for VSEPR configurations are used to enable students to build molecular models. Using an active learning approacah, given a molecular formula, students draw the Lewis Structure, Identify the total regions of electron domains around the central atom, build the model of the molecule, draw a 3D representation of the molecule, identify the molecular shape, identify the bond angles, and classify the molecule as polar or non-polar.
Student Using VSEPR Models


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