Web Resources for Building Molecular Models
Teaching Chemistry with Electron Density Models, by Dr. Gwendolyn P. Shusterman and Alan J. Shusterman in the Journal of Chemical Education.
: The Wavefunction site with information about Spartan programs and downloadable demo versions.
Demo version of Spartan 02 (crippled)
Understanding VSEPR and Electron Density Models Using Computational Chemistry (from Wellesley).
detailed Spartan Tutorial from Columbia.
Chemistry Bonding Images, an introductory page by Mike Ellison, Lori Lancaster, and Rosa Hemphill on uses of Spartan images in teaching high school chemistry.
: Periodic Bonding Trends of Compounds, a page housing links to Spartan teaching use and to compounds created using Spartan in a periodic table format.
:1250 molecular models in .pdb format from Dr. Dave Woodcock at Okanagan University College.
a tutorial from Davidson for building BH
Advanced Spartan Tutorial including directions for orbitals for trimethylamine.
Molecular modeling conversion factors.
Computational chemistry class at the University of Minnesota (advanced).
Computational chemistry class at the San Diego SuperComputer Center.
Tutorial for building in PCSpartan Plus.
Coordinates Tutorial for generating Chime images from Spartan models.
Resources for other molecular modeling programs
eChem Chemistry modeling and analysis. Aimed at high school students, this site requires you to use an installer. Then students can build and manipulate molecules and use their images to predict properties.
Atomic orbital visualization using CAChe.
CAChe and Lewis Structures.
CAChe software homepage.
HyperChem Lite is a "light" version of the modeling program, HyperChem.
The full HyperChem version.
Hemphill and Ellison