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Dynamic Representation of Organic Chemical Reaction Mechanisms with Animated Lewis Structures

1Chemist, working in the sealing industry, Lehrte, Germany


World Journal of Chemical Education. 2016, Vol. 4 No. 1, 1-3
DOI: 10.12691/wjce-4-1-1
Copyright © 2016 Science and Education Publishing

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J.-H. Wilhelm. Dynamic Representation of Organic Chemical Reaction Mechanisms with Animated Lewis Structures. World Journal of Chemical Education. 2016; 4(1):1-3. doi: 10.12691/wjce-4-1-1.

Correspondence to: J.-H.  Wilhelm, Chemist, working in the sealing industry, Lehrte, Germany. Email: drjoerg-hubertus.wilhelm@arcor.de

Abstract

Animations and Simulations are suitable to explain chemical facts. In 2011 the new 2D structure editor MyChemise was introduced by the author. After upgrading to a new version the software is now offering the possibility to export animations as gif files. Through the use of 2D animations, it is possible to visualize depictions of reaction mechanisms for digital media. With the free available software MyChemise they can be developed in a simple manner within a relatively short amount of time. The exported gif files offer many ways to make use of the animations. In Wikipedia articles, these animations illustrate the chemical processes described in the text and complement conventional sketches. The new kusGifViewer allows to control the representation for educational purposes.

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