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 MacroMedia.

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.

Electron Configuration Animation

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 1990's.

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 software.

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.

Gas Law Simulation

Inquiry Activity

Evaluation Information


John I. Gelder
Department of Chemistry
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078