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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.
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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


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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
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Avatar for Grace Winschel
5 years ago

Grace Winschel (Consultant)

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.

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

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