University Chemistry ›› 2018, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (2): 70-74.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201709016

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Application of VRML in Teaching Molecular Symmetry

Hongwei SUN*(),Lan CHEN   

  • Received:2017-09-08 Published:2018-01-19
  • Contact: Hongwei SUN
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Using molecular modeling software, the procedures for making VRML models of chair-cyclohexan with symmetry elements have been discussed. The interactivities of VRML can help students to grasp the 3D molecular structures and the distribution of symmetry elements intuitively, and substantially improve the teaching results of molecular symmetry.

Key words: Molecular symmetry, VRML, Structural chemistry


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