Hi there, My name is Ed. I build things with 3-D molecular building and simulation software. I start with simple 3-d models, add them together with standard bonding rules, and construct larger molecules. This page shows examples of what can be constructed together with the building pieces and steps I use to construct molecules. If you feel a 3-d animation picture is appropriate somewhere, please leave me a note and I will try to make copy.
Molecular bonding picturesEdit
Examples of building structurally correct covalent bonds
Multiple Hydrogen bonds for Methane, Ammonia and WaterEdit
Examples of building simple molecules.
HOH angle 104.5°
Carbon bonding and the HydrocarbonsEdit
Examples of more complex carbon bonds
Examples of other organic molecule bonding
Construction of molecules using organic bondsEdit
These examples show the use of multiple bonds to construct hydrocarbons using the correct bond lengths and angles.
Alcohols and AcidsEdit
These examples show alcohols and sugars constructed with proper angles and distances using the building blocks above.
Alcohols include a single bonded Oxygen
Acids include the double bonded Oxygen
Alpha Glucose is in a ring structure and flattened out. These combine to become starches and cell coatings. Beta Glucose becomes plant cellulose.
Long hydrocarbon acid chains are called fatty acids. Palmitic and Oleic acids form the basis of lipids, the main building block of biological cell walls.
Amino for constuction and nucleic acids for information storage