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Collections VisChem topic 7: intermolecular forces

TLF ID M008658

This web page contains animations demonstrating situations in which dispersion forces, ion-dipole forces and hydrogen bonding occur. Several animations show hydrated ions, and the effect of hydration on dissolving and reaction rates is discussed in explanatory text. A document containing lesson plans and student worksheets is also available.

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Educational value
  • Uses liquid oxygen to exemplify dispersion forces and a variety of anions and cations to depict ion-dipole forces.
  • Includes links to other topics in this series dealing more specifically with bonding in water.
  • Animations represent as authentically as possible the sizes, shapes, arrangements and atomic features of the particles.
  • Includes concise explanatory notes on important features of each animation.
  • Animations and document can be opened from the web page or downloaded and saved.
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  • Science

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  • Name: CADRE Design Pty Ltd
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  • Person: Dr Roy Tasker
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
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