Chemistry Visualization Links

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Here's a collection of multimedia chemistry resources on the Web. Some items are dated, so please notify me if you find dead links or find new items.
The colored symbols at the end of each link indicate the document type (for details, go to the glossary). To submit an entry or report a dead link, drop me a line at ghislain@unb.ca.

Glossary | Nucleic acids chemistry | Protein chemistry | General | Organic
Inorganic/Organometallic
| Physical/Theoretical | Games | Software | WWW

Nucleic acids chemistry:

Databases:

PDB Search/view structures in the Protein Databank. (Jmol)

KEGG: Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes

Nucleic Acids Database

Specific Topics:

E. coli Genome Center

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Protein chemistry:

Databases:

PDB Browser Search/view structures in the Brookhaven Protein Databank

ExPASy (SWISS-PROT: Annotated protein sequence database)

Specific Topics:

foldit amazing protein folding game (Win, Mac, Linux)

A Complete Course on the Principles of Protein Structure

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General Chemistry:

General:

Organic ChemWare 220 animations: Lewis structures, arrow-pushing, mechanisms, LCAO interactions, conformational analysis, stereochemistry, NMR (HTML5)

Organic Chemistry "Flashware" 130+ animations: Lewis structures, arrow-pushing, mechanisms, LCAO interactions (Flash)

Chemistry WebBook

Chemcollective.org

Periodic Tables:

Web-Elements: The online periodic table database

Specific Topics:

VSEPR, Coordination compounds (Purdue University)

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Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry

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Organic chemistry:

General:

Organic ChemWare 220 animations: Lewis structures, arrow-pushing, mechanisms, LCAO interactions, conformational analysis, stereochemistry, NMR (HTML5)

Organic Chemistry "Flashware" 130+ animations: Lewis structures, arrow-pushing, mechanisms, LCAO interactions (Flash)

www.organic-chemistry.org

Global Instructional Chemistry

Combinatorial Chemistry Review

Protecting Groups (www.organic-chemistry.org)

Functional Groups:

 

Reaction Mechanisms:

Organic ChemWare 220 animations: Lewis structures, arrow-pushing, mechanisms, LCAO interactions, conformational analysis, stereochemistry, NMR (HTML5)

Organic Chemistry "Flashware" 130+ animations: Lewis structures, arrow-pushing, mechanisms, LCAO interactions (Flash)

Interactive Organic Mechanisms (Virtual Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford U.) (WWW)

Named Reactions (www.organic-chemistry.org)

Pericyclic Reaction Mechanisms (Tutorial Problems)

Reaction Drill Flashcards

NMR:

Specific Topics:

Asymmetric Synthesis: A Didactic Survey, by Carmen Lopez-Leonardo (Spanish)

Organic Laboratory:

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Physical/Theoretical Chemistry

MathMol Library of 3-D Molecular Structures (VRML)

Molecular Structure Calculations (Shockwave).

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Games

 

Computer games:

foldit - protein folding game (Win, Mac)

Rags to Riches - organic chemistry quiz


Software

Molecular viewers:

Jmol/JSMol

VMD

POV-Ray

SWISS-PDB Viewer

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Other WWW Chemistry Resources

 


Glossary of multimedia types:

  • Acrobat: Adobe Acrobat portable document format (.pdf). Requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Flash: Interactive animations. Requires Macromedia Flash plugin/player.
  • Java: Java applets. Requires a Java-ready browser .
  • Jmol: Interactive 3D structures manipulation. Requires Java-enabled browser.
  • Mac: Mac application.
  • Linux: Linux application.
  • MPEG: MPEG movie clips. Requires an MPEG player.
  • Quicktime: Quicktime movie clips. Requires Quicktime player.
  • QTVR: Quicktime VR models. Requires Quicktime player and QTVR Components.
  • HTML5: Interactive animations. Requires HTML5-compliant browser.
  • VRML: VRML 3-D environments. Requires Netscape and the Live3D plug-in.
  • Win: Windows application.
  • WMV: Windows Movie file. Requires Windows Media Player or other player.

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updated November 14, 2017


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