Lab 6 - Molecular Geometry

The computer files viewed with jmol contain real data

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Unformatted text preview: ewed with jmol, a javascript plug- in. The computer files viewed with jmol contain real data from measurements on these molecules. Often we find that molecules follow what is predicted from textbooks. Occasionally, they do not. Do not be surprised if what you observe is sometimes different than what you might predict! Rotating a mole cule : A molecule in the viewing area can be rotated in all directions. This can be achieved by holding down the left mouse button while moving the mouse. After a few tries at this, you should be able to manipulate the molecule any way that you want. To de te rmine a bond le ngth: Double click on one of the atoms in the bond. The cursor will change to a "+". Then double click on the other atom in the bond. The measurement will be displayed in nanometers (nm). To make the measurement disappear, re- measure the bond in the same way. To de te rmine a bond angle : Double click on one of the atoms of the angle. The cursor will change to a "+". Then s ingle click on the vertex of the ang...
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