« Return to AACT homepage

AACT Member-Only Content

You have to be an AACT member to access this content, but good news: anyone can join!

Need Help?


Does anyone have a suggestion for a simulation to use in the classroom when teaching intermolecular forces?

Started over 3 years ago by AACTconnect Admin.


  • Kimberly Duncan

    Posted over 3 years ago

    Take a look at the Intermolecular Forces activity in the AACT high school resource library. In this activity, students use a simulation designed by the Next-Generation Molecular Workbench (http://mw.concord.org/nextgen/) to investigate different types of intermolecular forces (London dispersion and dipole-dipole). In the analysis that follows the activity, they will relate IMFs (including hydrogen bonding) to physical properties (boiling point and solubility).

  • Ryan Johnson

    Posted over 3 years ago

    The Concord Consortium has a great, downloadable simulation for showing intermolecular attraction and can be found at https://concord.org/stem-resources/intermolecular-attractions. I also know that the Odyssey program has some great simulations for IM, although I have not used them in my classroom.

  • Kaleb Underwood

    Posted over 3 years ago

    Check out the simulations from The Concord Consortium (https://concord.org) they have some very good IMF resources.