Make Dichloroethane molecule

In this lab you will make dichloroethane by assembling ethylene and chlorine molecules first. You will be able to switch between different molecule representations: ball and stick, space filling, and structural and skeletal.

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Wel­come to the MEL Sci­ence mol­e­cule con­struc­tor. Let's start our lab by build­ing an eth­yl­ene mol­e­cule.

Keep in mind that you don't have to think about dou­ble bonds here.

They will ap­pear af­ter you as­sem­ble your mol­e­cule.

Great! This is what a ball-and-stick mod­el of eth­yl­ene looks like.

Eth­yl­ene can re­act with the chlo­rine to form 1,2-dichloroethane

Now let's take an eth­yl­ene mol­e­cule and chlo­rine mol­e­cule.

Try to re­ar­range bonds be­tween atoms to get 1,2-dichloroethane.

You can add or re­move bond by click­ing on two atoms se­quen­tial­ly.

Cor­rect! This is a 1,2-dichloroethane mol­e­cule.

In real life, 1,2-dichloroethane can be used as de­greas­er and paint re­mover.

Af­ter check­ing out dif­fer­ent molec­u­lar rep­re­sen­ta­tions you can fin­ish this Lab by press­ing the Exit but­ton.