Visualization of Molecular Structures Using Augmented Reality
A thorough appreciation of the three-dimensional arrangement of atoms in molecules is crucial for new students of chemistry and critical to students continuing their studies in chemistry. We discuss current use of molecular models in education and investigate a variety of techniques used over the years to introduce students to atomic orbitals. This chapter examines a technique for the production of augmented reality models for use in lower level chemistry classes. This allows for methods to produce many different models that can be used in lectures without major cost incurred. The method allows for scaling up easily between large classes, multiple sections, and over many years. How this technique can be used in other chemistry classes and in other disciplines will also be discussed.
KeywordsAugmented reality Molecular modeling Chemistry education
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