ERIC Number: EJ1154154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
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; dos Santos, Bruno Sil; Asquith, Christopher R. M.; Szulc, Blanka R.; Rao, Zenobia X.; Muwaffak, Zaid; Malkinson, John P.; Hilton, Stephen T.
Journal of Chemical Education, v94 n9 p1265-1271 Sep 2017
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.
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Molecular Structure, Models, Printing, Computer Peripherals, Hands on Science, Pharmacology, College Science, Undergraduate Students, Workshops, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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