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Particulate level simulations that show only solute particles are convenient, since they focus student attention on the molecules of most interest. However, such solute molecules move in a Brownian manner. This simulation helps students show solutes moving in a solvent, and allows the solvent to be made invisible. Comparison of this with Brown dynamics prepares students for later simulations that do not include solvent explicitly and instead use Brownian dynamics.
|Resource Type||Molecular Science Module These modules, built around particulate-level simulations of chemical systems, aid students in drawing connections between disciplines such as chemistry, biology and materials science. Their scope is molecular science. Molecular science includes the study of how molecular structure and motion lead to emergent macroscopic properties, and the synthesis/engineering of structures with desirable properties. [More information..]|