Origami: a versatile modeling system for visualising chemical structure and exploring molecular function

J Davis, R Leslie, S Billington, PR Slater

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Abstract

The use of Origami is presented as an accessible and transferable modeling system through which to convey the intricacies of molecular shape and highlight structure-function relationships. The implementation of origami has been found to be a versatile alternative to conventional ball-and-stick models, possessing the key advantages of being both inexpensive and readily accessible. The challenge, tangible nature, sense of achievement and hence trophy-like status of the models were found to combine and serve as a potentially invaluable outreach resource in terms of transfer to the home environment, with most (>70%) participants) wishing to show them to friends and family. A range of models were constructed and their implementation as lecture aids in both secondary and tertiary curricula has been assessed.
LanguageEnglish
Pages43-47
JournalChemistry Education Research and Practice
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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  • Origami
  • models
  • shape
  • modeling
  • molecular shape
  • visualization

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Davis, J ; Leslie, R ; Billington, S ; Slater, PR. / Origami: a versatile modeling system for visualising chemical structure and exploring molecular function. 2010 ; Vol. 11, No. 1. pp. 43-47.
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