Electron Configurations Animation
The link to the animation on electron configurations is below. This animation
was created using MacroMedia Director and requires the Shockwave plugin from
If, when you go to this page you receive a 'blank' screen, or you receive
a message that you need a particular plug-in to view the file go to http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/instructions/streaming.html
and dowload the plug-in for Shockwave for your particular platform. Enjoy.
The electron configuration animation was done by Nancy Gettys, Judd Wheeler
and myself for an AP Chemistry By Satellite course that I taught in the early
I would also like to make you aware of another piece of software that Mike
Abraham, Kirk Haines and I are currently working on. It is a simulation of an
ideal gas. Some of you more 'mature' teachers may recall the original Ideal
Gas Law simulation that Ricky Snelling and I did for the Apple II many years
ago. Mike, Kirk and I are now working on a new and improved version of this
The current version is still being worked on so you may encounter some problems.
It runs best in IE (if you are on a Mac) and either IE or Netscape on a PC.
Try it out and let us know what you think. There is an inquiry activity that
you may find useful also. If you are interested in helping us evaluate this
software go to the evaluation link and complete the form.
John I. Gelder
Department of Chemistry
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078