P432: Web page template for embedding a virtual molecular model kit

Author: Otis Rothenberger, Illinois State University, USA

Co-Author: Robert Hanson and Thomas Newton, Illinois State University, USA

Date: 8/5/14

Time: 11:50 AM12:10 PM

Room: LTT 102

Related Symposium: S17

The Virtual Molecular Model Kit (VMK) is a full featured model kit built on a JSmol HTML5 foundation. The VMK is designed to have all of the teaching power of a traditional student model kit and more. The VMK is also a window to the world of chemical information. Models in the VMK are quickly linked to PubChem, NIST, ChemSpider, nmrdb.org, and Google. This presentation focuses on a simple HTML template that can be used to embed the VMK in an instructor’s course web page. Specific model exercises will be demonstrated to illustrate the embedding process and the classroom utility of the resulting web pages on desktops, laptops, and tablets. Some knowledge of HTML and web page construction is useful, but not essential. The template can be implemented in a WYSIWYG web page construction environment.