This animated tutorial explores a useful model for the structure of matter based on simplified kinetic molecular theory. It is designed to help novice learners visualize the structure of solids, liquids, and gases as matter composed of tiny particles in constant motion. The animations help students understand how the movement of these particles is affected by temperature. The pacing of the animation allows it to be adaptable for middle school, high school, and college preparatory courses. See Related Materials for a version of the same tutorial with audio. This resource is part of a larger collection that includes cost-free introductory chemistry textbooks, downloadable Power Point presentations, interactive glossary quizzes, and 3D molecular structures.


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