Musings of a Political Scientist

All posts in Chemistry

Adenosine Triphosphate by Bryan Brandenburg
Adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) is a multifunctional nucleotide that is most important as a "molecular currency" of intracellular energy transfer. Read more

3D Buckyball by Bryan Brandenburg
The fullerenes are a recently-discovered family of carbon allotropes named after Buckminster Fuller. They are molecules composed entirely of carbon, in the form of a hollow sphere, ellipsoid, or tube. Read more

3D DNA Phosphate Structure by Bryan Brandenburg
DNA is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions for the biological development of a cellular form of life or a virus. Read more

Carbon Nanotube

Categories: Chemistry, Nanotechnology
Comments Off
3D Nanotube by Bryan Brandenburg
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are an allotrope of carbon. They take the form of cylindrical carbon molecules and have novel properties... Read more

3D Molecule Viewer

Categories: 3D Software, Chemistry
Comments Off
3D Molecule View by Bryan Brandenburg

Click Mouse in Scene and Move to Rotate Molecule. ‘t’ turns transparency ON and OFF. SPACEBAR changes current Molecule.
Use UP and DOWN arrow to Change Atom Size. Use LEFT and RIGHT arrow to Change Bond Size.


Carbon 6 Atom

Categories: Atomic Physics, Chemistry, Nanotechnology
Comments Off
Carbon 6 Atom by Bryan Brandenburg
Carbon occurs in all organic life and is the basis of organic chemistry. This nonmetal also has the interesting chemical property of being able to bond with itself and a wide variety of other elements, forming nearly ten million known compounds. Read more