Chemistry Experiment Simulations, Tutorials and Conceptual Computer Animations for Introduction to College Chemistry (aka General Chemistry)
Chemical Education Research Group, Department of Chemistry, 3051 Gilman Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 50011 USA (515) 294-7718
This message posted June 1, 2005.
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Reactions of Metals and Metal Ions Experiment (simulation) click here to work the activity series
Reactions of Metals and Metal Ions tutorial Metal%3DMetalIonTutorialtgrt.pdf
Electrochemical Cell Experiment (simulation) volticCell.html
pre-lab or pre-lecture tutorial to accompany the activity series of metals and the electrochemical cell experiment electrochem comp sim.pdf
Electrochemical Cell Experiment (simulation) volticCell20.html
Concentration Cells Electrochemical Cell Experiment (simulation) voltaicCellEMF.html
pre-lab or pre-lecture tutorial to accompany the Concentration Cells Electrochemical Cell Experiment NernstCellPreLab.html
Electrolysis Electrochemical Cell Experiment (simulation) electrolysis10.html
pre-lab or pre-lecture tutorial to accompany the Electrolysis Electrochemical Cell Experiment ElectrolysisPrelabtg2.html
Zinc copper REDOX
Lead silver REDOX transfer PbAgtransfer.html
Zinc Copper electrochemical cell CuZncell.html
Standard hydrogen electrode - zinc cell SHEZnV7.html
Standard hydrogen electrode - copper cell SHECu.html
Dry cell (Zinc-Carbon) Zn-C batteryV8web.html
Car battery (Lead-Lead oxide) Pb batteryV8web.html
Car battery (Lead-Lead oxide) PbbatteryV9web.html
The Life and Times of a Gas Particle
Boyle's Law Boyle'sLaw experiment First Draft
Boyle's Law Boyle'sLaw experiment Second Draft
Boyle's Law Boyle'sLaw experiment no graphs (student version)
Boyle's Law mini version
Charles' Law CharlesLawtgV82.html
Charles' Law Charles' Law Experiment - simulation 2.3.02
Manometer Experiment Manometer Experiment - simulation 2.3.02
Crush the Can CrushthecanV8.html
Effusion animation version 2 microeffusion 2.8.02
GasLaws Webtext 1st draft
Heat of neutralization experiment Rxnheat2.htm Version 1 Heat of neutralization experiment tutorial thermochemtutorial1.htm for Version 1
Heat of neutralization experiment Reacting an acid with a base in a calorimeter Version 2
Heat of neutralization experiment tutorial heatofneutralizationtutorial1.htm for Version 2
Heat of solution experiments Dissolving ionic salts in water in a calorimeter
Dissolving ionic salts in water tutorial Dissolvingsaltstutorial
Heat transfer between metals and water experiment Version 1 Placing a hot piece of metal in water in a calorimeter
Particulate nature of matter view of dissolving a solid salt, NaCl, in water click here
Conductivity simulation Style 2 conductivity-2.html 1st draft
Animation of sodium chloride dissolving in water (pnm view) click here
Using a Spec-20 to determine the concentration of solutions 1st draft Spec203.html
boiling-point elevation and freezing-point depression experiment colligative.html
vapor pressure experiment vp3.html
Acid -Base Equilibria
Simulation for Chem 178L Experiment Acids & Bases pH_meter "pH Measurements of Acids & Bases"
Tutorial to accompany the Simulation for the Acids & Bases Chem 178L Experiment SWH acidbasetutorialexpt2.htm "pH Measurements of Acids & Bases Chem 178L Experiment "
Tutorial to accompany the Simulation for the Acids & Bases Chem 178L Experiment standard acidbasetutorialnocompE2.htm "pH Measurements of Acids & Bases Chem 178L Experiment"
Simulation for Chem 178L Experiment Salts and Hydrolysis pH_buffer "pH Measurements: Salts & Buffers"
Buffer solution simulation Style 2 pHbuffer20.html
Tutorial to accompany the computer simulation on buffers for Chem 178 BuffertutorialSp03.html
Acid-base pH titration simulation (experiment) Acid-base titration experiment
Acid-base pH titration tutorial acidbasepHtitration.html
Acid-base pH meter titration simulation (experiment) Acid-base pH meter titration experiment
Water (two molecules, collision)
Water (equilibrium system)
Proton transfer (representation of a fast proton transfer reaction)