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_ _Benzene
 Table of Contents
  Introductory Comments
 What is Molecular Modeling?
  Why is Molecular Modeling Important?
 What do some common molecules look like?
 Where's the Math?
 Carbon 3 Ways
  Carbon Compounds
 Water and Ice
 Water and Ice pt.II
  How to view structures in class or at home
  MathMol Library of Structures.
 Tutorial 1: 1-Dimension, 2-Dimensions, 3-Dimensions...
 Tutorial2: The Geometry of 2 Dimensions..
 Tutorial3: The Geometry of 3- Dimensions
 Tutorial4: The Geometry of Molecules.
 Appendix1: Scientific Notation
  Appendix 2: Mass
  Appendix3: Volume
  Appendix4: Density

Below is shown the molecule Benzene. Click off the hydrogens. What geometric pattern do you see?

 To rotate object hold left mouse button down and slide cursor arrow over object
 Do you know what the interior angle measurements are for a hexagon? You can measure the angles of the hexagon using the above software. First click the hydrogens back on. Click on tools --> measures. Then click with the left mouse button on three consecutive vertex points. The lower left hand corner will give the angle measurement of 120 degrees along with several other measures. What is the sum of the interior angles equal to? At the end of this textbook are several tutorials which explain in greater detail how to use this software package and what all those numbers at the lower left mean.

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