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Just as the 20th century was marked by the development of electricity, telephones, aviation, computing, and private motor vehicles, the 21st century will be marked by significant progress in a broad spectrum of technologies, among them: molecular computing, genomics, rational drug design, and alternative energy. What will be common to all these new technologies?

They will all be possible because of a greater understanding of The World of Molecules.

NEW -- K-12 Molecular Modeling using Jsmol -- Student tested--

Featured Molecules

Oseltamivir -- Tamiflu

Zanamivir -- Relenza

Both drugs are inhibitors of influenza neuraminidase and considered effective against the Swine Flu.

Food Molecules
What are foods? Read about Fats, Fatty acids, Proteins, Amino Acids, Carbohydrates, Food Phenolics, Aroma and Taste Molecules.....







Explain it With Molecules New

Why does ice float?-- How does soap work? -- Why is diamond so hard?-- Why do carcinogens like nicotine cause cancer? -- Why is a salt crystal cubic in shape? -- This is an interactive activity using the JMol applet which allows students to interact with molecules. No plug-in is needed..

---Interactive 3-D Molecules


Directory of Elements --

For a Periodic Table see Key Resources

Science of Cooking

The Science behind cooking


3-D Structures

Atomic Orbitals

3-D Structures

Atomic Orbitals




Antioxidant Molecules
Many compounds have been shown to have positive antioxidants effects . Read about Carotenoids, Vitamin E, Resveratrol, Epicatechin, Vitamin C, Proanthocyanidins...
 What is a food supplement? Read about the B vitamins, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, R-Panthothenate, Amino Acids ...
Molecules of Life
DNA sometimes called the "molecule of heredity", is the primary chemical component of chromosomes and is the material of which genes are made. Read about the Molecules of Life.
Molecules of Emotions 
What are emotions? What molecules make you feel the way you do? Some Molecules of Emotion are: Adrenaline, Testosterone, Serotonin, Dopamine...
Molecules of Disease
Mad Cow Disease, Heart Disease, Cancer, Arthritis have one or several molecular causes. Read about molecules of disease such as: Cytokines, Hemoglobin S, Prions, Cholesterol, Nicotine...
Drug Molecules  
What is a drug? Read about Drug Molecules such as: Aspirin, AZT, Benadryl, Nicotine, Prozac, Ritalin..
Pesticides and Insecticides
What are pesticides and Insecticides, Read about common Pesticide and Insectides such as: DDT, Pyrethrum, Rotenone..
Solvent Molecules  
What is a solvent? Perhaps the most common solvent in everyday life is water. Many other solvents are organic compounds, such as benzene, tetrachloroethylene, or turpentine. Read about solvents such as : Water, Ethanol, Benzene, Acetone, TCE...
Fuel Molecules  
What is a Fuel? Read about Fuel Molecules such as: Methane, Ethane, Propane, Butane, Ethanol..
Molecules of Color
What are pigments and dyes. Read about: Beta-Carotene, Astaxanthin, Turmeric, Chlorophyll...
Read and view molecular structures for materials such as: Diamond, Fullerene, Cotton, Styrene, Graphite, Nylon, Teflon, Plexiglass...

Read More About >>>

Anti- Imflammatory Drugs -- Vioxx, Celebrex, Bextra, Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Tylenol, Aleve (Naproxen)

Amantadine-- With the flu season upon us, and a short supply of flu vaccine, the CDC has issued an interim recommendation for use of antiviral medicines such as amantadine...

What are molecules?

Antioxidant molecules

Molecular modeling and why is it so important?

Some common molecules --DNA, aspirin, caffeine

What is Nanotechnology?

What is Molecular Gastronomy?

How does a Battery Work?