Molecular Models
An activity from the Hands On Science Center


Exhibitions at the National Museum of American History

foot prints To learn more about how molecular shape affects physiological function,visit "Looking Ahead" and the "Molecular Modeling" interactive in the "Science in American Life" exhibition. To learn more about the Food and Drug Administration, visit "Laboratory Science Comes to America" and the "Harvey Washington Wiley"; profile in the "Science in American Life" exhibition.

Related Sites

Chiral Molecules
http://main.chem.ohiou.edu/~chem301/wathen/chiral.html

Stereoisomerism
http://www.chem.duke.edu/~bonk/Chm12/EnvSupp12/Chp15/Optact.html

Bibliography

Browne, Malcolm W. "Mirror Image Chemistry Yielding New Products." New York Times, August 13,1991.

Gardner, Martin. The Ambidextrous Universe. New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1964.

The Insight Team of the Sunday Times of london. Suffer the Children: The Story of Thalidomide. New York: Viking Press,1979.

Kirshenbaum, Kenneth S. "Mirror Molecules." ChemMatters, Vol. 7 2 (April 1989).

Wianer, Irving W., and Dennis E. Drayer. Drug Stereochemistry: Analytical Methods and Pharmacology. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1988.

Credits

Activity Development - Hands On Science Center, National Museum of American History
Web Design and Production - Rodney J. van Zyl


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