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Model ChemLab

by Model Science

Model ChemLab is an interactive lab simulation for Windows and Mac OS X. It incorporates both an interactive simulation and a lab notebook workspace with separate areas for theory, procedures and student observations, and comes with a range of pre-designed lab experiments.

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Whether your challenge is to introduce new computer technology to your curriculum, or bring the lab experience to on-line students or a need for an alternative to dangerous, expensive or environmentally hazardous labs, then Model ChemLab is the classroom proven solution for you.

Model ChemLab originated from academic work in computer simulation and software design at McMaster University. It has continued to be developed with extensive input from educators interested in the possible application of computer simulations for classroom and distance learning.

Model ChemLab is a unique product incorporating both an interactive simulation and a lab notebook workspace with separate areas for theory, procedures and student observations. Commonly used lab equipment and procedures are used to simulate the steps involved in performing an experiment. Users step-through the actual lab procedure while interacting with animated equipment in a way that is similar to the real lab experience.

ChemLab comes with a range of pre-designed lab experiments for general chemistry at the high school and college level. Users can expand upon the original lab set using ChemLab's LabWizard development tools, thus allowing for curriculum specific lab simulation development by educators. These user designed simulations combine both text based instructions and the simulation into a single distributable file.

ChemLab Design

  • Easy to use lab interface modeled on common lab procedure
  • Student lab notebook workspace area
  • Real time animated interactive simulation engine
  • Lab Wizard tools for easy user created lab simulations
  • Support for plug-in lab simulations extensions
  • Demostration mode, allows user to capture and replay a simulation.
  • Integration with RasMol molecular viewer
  • Integrated Periodic Table application with quiz
  • Available in English, Spanish and French

Lab equipment:

  • Beakers, Erlenmeyer and Florence flasks, test tubes, graduated cylinders, burets,eye dropper, pipets, watch glasses, filtering flask with buchner funnel, bunsen burner, hot plate / Magnetic stirrer, stirring rods, evaporation dish, calorimeter, conductivity meter, geiger counter, potentiometer, Spectrophotometer and others…
  • Balances: centigram, electronic and high sensitivity balance
  • Distillation equipment setup: distillation flask with heating mantel, distillation head, condenser and distillation take-off

Common Lab Procedures:

  • Titration, Decanting /pouring
  • Heating and hot/cold water baths
  • Temperature, weight, pH, conductivity, voltage and volume measurements
  • Plot titration curves

Large selection of pre-defined labs simulations:

  • Acid/base reactions, bond lab, cations reactions, electrochemistry, equilibrium, flame lab, fractional crystallization, fractional distillation, gas laws, gravimetric analysis, kinetics, nuclear chemistry, redox reactions, stoichiometry, thermal chemistry, volumetric analysis, water quality, weak acid titration and many more..
  • Additional simulations developed by third parties

Lab Wizards (Professional Edition):

  • Allow users to create customized lab simulations
  • Lab Wizard steps users through process of new lab creation
  • Single distributable file
  • Expandable chemical database allows users to add new chemicals to ChemLab

Lab Demonstration Mode:

  • Allows Professional users to capture lab simulations as they perform it and save in a demo file
  • Add comments and other messages to demostration file
  • Single distributable demo file
  • Playback demonstration files in both Professional and Standard editions of ChemLab

Wide Range of Applications:

  • Ideal for distance learning, demonstrations, lab run-throughs, pre-lab work, dangerous and environmentally hazardous, expensive, or lengthy labs.

Technical Requirements:

  • Windows 95/98/ME/XP/NT/2000 with 8MB RAM VGA or higher
  • Mac OS 7.0 or greater
  • Mac OS X; Version 10.1.5 or greater
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