Using MathType to construct Lewis Dot diagrams

March 27th, 2008 | Categories: Chemistry, math software | Tags:

If you work in the field of Chemistry then it’s highly likely that you will want to produce Lewis Dot diagrams at some point in your career. If you have never heard of them then essentially what they do is show the distribution of electrons in atoms and molecules in schematic form. For example, the diagram below is the Lewis dot diagram for ethane (original source here)

Over at the Teaching College Math Technology Blog, Maria has produced a tutorial video that shows how to produce these diagrams using Design Science’s MathType. In addition she has posted a second tutorial that has been produced by an employee of Design Science – well worth a look if this is something you need to do.

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