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Magnesium Atom

Magnesium Atom


By Krupesh Machhi

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Sulfur atom by Grace Dowdle

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In this blog post, I will be informing readers about the composition, structure and characteristics of a chosen atom, sulfur, and I will display the 3D model that myself and my partner created.

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Neon Atom by Jade Upton

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An atom is the smallest particle of a chemical element; so consequently, atoms are the building blocks of matter and the world around us. I have modelled an atom of the chemical element Neon (Ne) through the website VRMath 2.0 using the skills I learnt during the workshop at QUT last Tuesday. The element Neon has an atomic number of 10, and its atom consists of 10 protons, 10 electrons, and in most cases and as depicted in the model, 10 neutrons. My partner Lauren and I decided on modelling this atom because we were intrigued about its properties as we had very recently learned of its existence and its role in neon signs. For this assignment, I created a 3D model of 20Ne using Bohr’s atomic model (below).

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Methane Molecule Blog

Methane Molecule

The world is made up of atoms, small tiny building blocks that make up everything that you see. They can be individual or form into compounds and different molecules. My group decided to investigate the molecule methane, by discovering its source and purpose and examining the properties of methane. 

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Acetic Acid

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Acetic Acid

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Magnesium Atom

3D model of Magnesium

It is stated constantly that the various atoms making up the elements " are the building blocks of life", together forming almost all matter. Magnesium (Mg) is the ninth most common element on the periodic table and the eleventh most common element in the human body, by mass. In total, it is fairly abundant in the universe. It is an alkaline earth metal with an atomic number of 12 and atomic mass of 24.305. The structure of magnesium was modeled and constructed on VRmath, a 3D modeling software. This blog will cover the structure, composition and characteristics of magnesium, as constructed on VRmath, as well as any additional interesting facts.  

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NaCl Lattice Blog Entry FINAL (Ryan Gray ASC091C)

NaCl Lattice

By Ryan Gray ASC091C

This model is of a salt crystal lattice, with the chemical formula NaCl. Its different properties allow it to have many uses in society, including as a preservative, flavouring and currency. Salt demonstrates ionic bonding and its structure makes it interesting to model, because the crystal lattice can continue on forever and doesn't have a specific number of atoms like water does, with each water molecule consisting of one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms. For the purposes of this project, I limited my model to a 3x3x3 cube so it could be easily seen. The distance between the atoms was also expanded to allow the bonds to be more clearly viewed.


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Carbon Dioxide

Carbon dioxide is all around us: the bubbles in soda, dry ice for refrigeration and the gas in some fire extinguishers.

Carbon dioxide has a chemical formula of CO2, was 'discovered' in the 1750's by a Scottish physician Joseph Black and makes up 0.04% of the Earth's atmosphere.

In this blog post I will discuss carbon dioxide; the composition, structure and characteristics as well as its emissions.