Molecular Visualization Device for Education Purposes: A Novel Approach for Pedagogical Enhancement in Chemistry Education


Jack Li1 and Karla Avalos2, 1USA, 2California State Polytechnic University, USA


Education plays a pivotal role in fostering innovation and critical thinking. However, existing gaps in public education, particularly in complex subjects like chemistry, present challenges for students [4]. This paper addresses these challenges by proposing a 3D visualization solution aimed at elucidating the intricate atomic structures of molecules [5]. The software developed offers a nuanced understanding of challenging chemistry topics, facilitating enhanced comprehension for learners. Leveraging interactive 3D models, the program provides real-time updates and visualizations, fostering an engaging learning environment. The methodology involves refining and expanding the 3D model to cover various chemistry topics comprehensively. Challenges encountered during development were tackled through iterative improvements, resulting in a robust application. Experimental scenarios demonstrated the tool's effectiveness in enhancing user satisfaction and understanding of chemical geometries. The paper concludes that this 3D visualization tool is a valuable resource for educators and learners, offering an innovative solution to bridge gaps in complex subjects and contribute to a more enriched learning experience.


Chemistry, Simulation, Geometry, Repulsion

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