Molecular Geometry and Molecular Polarity
In this chemistry lab, the structure of several simple molecules will be examined. Students will draw the Lewis structures, then view and manipulate computerized molecular models of the molecules. From the computerized molecular models, students will determine the shape of the molecule, the bond angles, and the molecular polarity.
Context for Use
Description and Teaching Materials
The attached student lab/worksheet is also available as a word document on the ChemEd DL's Moodle course at: http://moodle.chemeddl.org/course/view.php?id=78
Teaching Notes and Tips
References and Resources
Students view 3D Jmol structures of molecules from the ChemEd DL's resource Models 360 available online for free at: http://www.chemeddl.org/resources/models360/models.php
The student lab/worksheet is available as a word document on the ChemEd DL's Summit Resource Moodle course at: http://moodle.chemeddl.org/course/view.php?id=78
The ChemEd DL Summit Resource Course (http://moodle.chemeddl.org/course/view.php?id=78) houses all of the submissions from two-year and four-year college faculty members who have designed resources using the Chem Ed DL (Chemical Educational Digital Library at http://www.chemeddl.org) for use in organic chemistry and general chemistry classrooms and laboratories.This resource is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants No. NSF-DUE 1044239 and NSF-DUE 0937796. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.