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 Table of Contents
  Introductory Comments
  What is Molecular Modeling?
  Why is Molecular Modeling Important?
  What do some common molecules look like?
  Where's the Math?
  Carbon 3 Ways
  Carbon Compounds
  Water and Ice
  Water and Ice pt.II
  How to view structures in class or at home
  MathMol Library of Structures.
  Tutorial 1: 1-Dimension, 2-Dimensions, 3-Dimensions...
  Tutorial2: The Geometry of 2 Dimensions..
  Tutorial3: The Geometry of 3- Dimensions
  Tutorial4: The Geometry of Molecules.
  Appendix1: Scientific Notation
  Appendix 2: Mass
  Appendix3: Volume
  Appendix4: Density
 

Water and Ice Side-by-Side

In liquid water each molecule is hydrogen bonded to approximately 3.4 other water molecules. In ice each each molecule is hydrogen bonded to 4 other molecules.

Compare the two structures below. From observing these two structures can you explain why ice is less dense than water?
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To Rotate hold left mouse button down over molecule and drag cursor.

Click the right mouse button over the image to change from wireframe to cpk, stick or ball and stick.

 

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