Oftentimes, safety and economic issues inhibit our exploration of Chemistry. Fortunately, technological advances afford us with the opportunity to study concepts that would otherwise be beyond our reach. Virtual experiments are the result.


Chemical Bonds

Electrons are key to forming the two broad categories of chemical bonds: covalent and ionic. Atoms, which have a nucleus surrounded by electrons, are represented in several different ways.
NOTE: This virtual activity requires a certain version of JAVA to run. Google Chrome has the capability to run the experiment. Click the Google Chrome link to download and activate it as the default browser.

States of Matter

Watch different types of molecules form a solid, liquid, or gas. Add or remove heat and watch the phase change. Change the temperature or volume of a container and see a pressure-temperature diagram respond in real time. Relate the interaction potential to the forces between molecules. .

Gas Properties

Pump gas molecules to a box and see what happens as you change the volume, add or remove heat, change gravity, and more. Measure the temperature and pressure, and discover how the properties of the gas vary in relation to each other.