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Chem Rain


Chem Rain

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This game helps students to learn organic reactions by "raining" reagents down the screen. Students must select a compound to react with the reagent before it reaches the bottom.
Material Type: Animation
Technical Format: Javascript
Date Added to MERLOT: May 28, 2003
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 02, 2011
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Submitter: Iris Stovall


  • Reviewed by members of Editorial board for inclusion in MERLOT.
    Editor Review
    Very good quality; in queue to be peer reviewed
    avg: 5 rating
  • User review 4 average rating
  • User Rating: 4 user rating
  • Discussion (1 Comment)
  • Learning Exercises (none)
  • Personal Collections (4)
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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Internet Explorer version 4 or higher
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Grace Winschel
3 years ago

Grace Winschel (Student)

This is a pretty neat concept! Users can scroll through various organic reagents and have them react with the inorganic compounds above. Once a reaction occurs, a new set of reagents will appear and the process repeated. I find that if an activity involves a time-crunch or a score, that students are more competative and then become more focused on the activity. Speeds can be adjusted to change difficulty.

Technical Remarks:

The system is rather simple and only pertains to reactions involving inorganic reagents with organic reagents (i.e. LiAlH with a ketone).

Time spent reviewing site: 10