IMAGES: Chemistry Goes to the Movies

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Science  24 May 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5572, pp. 1371
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5572.1371a

Whether you're looking for a how-to on gel electrophoresis or a molecular model of the anticancer drug taxol, check out this grab-bag of chemistry animations and footage. Gábor Lente, a chemist at the University of Debrecen in Hungary, collected the diverse set of links, which range from step-by-step reaction mechanisms to depictions of historical experiments. A set of teaching animations from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, explains the basics of titration, x-ray absorption spectroscopy, and gas chromatography. If history is your passion, footage from Imperial College in London records interviews with chemical luminaries such as Harry Kroto, who won the Nobel Prize for his work on buckyballs. Lente's site also lists more than 450 online chemistry journals, many of them free.∼lenteg/animate.html

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