[LON-CAPA-users] Chem features
Mon, 23 May 2005 20:23:23 -0700
Hi Mark --
Some of these tools are more developed than others. Robley's post is
Well developed tools by Guy Askenazi.
<chemparse> -- now &chemparse.
Type in any chemical formula C4H8 and comes out formatted correctly.
<chemresponse> lets students type in equations -- very nice. Might take
<organicstructure> draw a chemical structure as a gif/eps on the fly
from a string -- generated by the java editor.. Amazing!!!!
<organicresponse> is pretty good--not finished yet. Use a java editor
to draw chemical structures and then check them.
Jmol is a java applet that displays chem structures. We've implemented
this on our own right now. It works good except that it doesn't print
directly right now. This would be no problem for you to include on your
We also have lab tools. We have burets and graduated cylinders that
have randomly generated menisci (meniscuses). I have a balance for
weighing by difference. This summer I hope to have an operating spec 20.
Do you want a seat in a course?
>Hey you chemists out there (Ray, Jim, Guy, Robley?) -
>I'm looking for one or two sentence descriptions of the chemistry high
>points of LON-CAPA. Can anybody fill in some of the blanks?
><chemresponse> - allows input and interpretation of chemical
><organicresponse> - allows graphical creation of organicmolecules which
>then get entered into the answer box?
>Any other special chem tags?
>JME can be integrated into problems - on any server?
>Any other things you'd mention?
>I know that there are the standard pockets of chem problems - Jim's,
>Ray's, MSUchem, Guy's? Are there any particularly good areas to look for
>300-level organic chemistry problems? Any textbook libraries online?
>Thanks! (as you can tell, we're nearing a sales pitch to try and get our
>chemist's to move from CAPA to LON-CAPA).
>Mark Lucas email: firstname.lastname@example.org
>252D Clippinger Lab phone: (740)597-2984
>Department of Physics and Astronomy fax: (740)593-0433
>Athens, OH 45701
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