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Crystal modelling

In this activity, students learn about X-ray crystallography. As well as considering its importance (scientists have used the technique to elucidate the structures of over half a million substances) students use models to learn about – and explain to students in another class – how X-ray crystallography works.

Learning Outcomes

 Students understand the importance of X-ray crystallography in elucidating structures.

 Students use models to explain the stages of X-ray crystallography.


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