ERIC Number: EJ717069
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun-1
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Visualizing Bent Bonds in Cyclopropane
Bertolini, Thomas M.
Journal of Chemical Education, v81 n6 p818 Jun 2004
A two-minute overhead demonstration using a molecular model kit is employed for illustrating the unique binding of cyclopropane. It is reported that most model kits, much like an sp (super 3) hybridized carbon atom, resist forming 60-degree bond angles.
Descriptors: Chemistry, Visual Aids, Models, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Molecular Structure
Journal of Chemical Education, Subscription Department, P.O. Box 1267, Bellmawr, NJ 08099-1267. Web site: http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/AboutJCE/contact.html.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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