Courses and Background Information
The information shown in this section of the V-chemlib is meant to act as a secondary source of information to the courses taught by the faculty of the Chemistry Department at Imperial College. The courses contain "enhanced" sources of chemical information that use several of the new web technologies such as Chemscape CHIME, VRML and animated gif sequences. Please ensure that you have a browser capable of displaying the information (Netscape 3 or better) and that the relevant plug-ins are installed.
Courses available include:
- This course is intended to serve as an introduction to the fascinating class of compounds called zeolites. Most of this information is adapted from the Zeolites Journal (1992, Vol. 12 No. 5), with the compounds modelled and other data simulated with Molecular Simulations. Cerius2 software. This section also contains an Atlas of zeolite structure types.
- This collection of web documents can be used as a "backup" to Henry
Rzepa's on-line Pericyclic Chemistry course. It uses 3-D pictorial presentations of molecular orbitals to elucidate organic reaction mechanisms - such as those found in pericyclic chemistry. The
pictorial content uses both "Chimed" and VRML enhanced images, and demonstrates that these forms can be used in the place of traditional "curly arrows" and "resonance hybrids", as they can provide a deeper and more subtle insight into the mechanism of a reaction.
Please note that this section is currently set-up for VRML 2.0 users only - files for VRML 1.0 and CAChe for Macintosh are available and will be available on-line shortly.
- This was an existing 2nd year Undergraduate chemistry course at Imperial College, which has been enhanced with Chimed molecules.
- This is a brief example of the Chemscape CHIME plug-in, which shows a little of the background to the colour changes observed by indicators during titrations.
- (by Arie Aizman - Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maríia,, ValparaíÍso, Chile)
- This is another example of the Chemscape CHIME plug-in, which shows a little of what the plug-in can do in terms of displaying chemical content. Arie's work includes symmetry operations, molecular point group symmetry, symmetry properties of molecular orbitals and vibrational normal modes.
- (by Darek Bogdal - University of Krakow, Poland)
- This is an example of using a combination of the Chemscape CHIME plug-in an an especially written Java Applet to display NMR, IR, MS and UV Spectra
to produce a spectral tutorial.