Third deck in the Electronimoes circular atomic playing cards.
Orbitals in color! Orbitals are the areas around an atom where particular electrons spend their time - their homes you might say. Knowing about orbitals helps you predict the shapes of molecules and why they bond the way they do.
This deck is an extender deck for the previous two decks, or a reference deck for looking at the orbital configuration of atoms when they are in particular compounds. There is only one of each card. You can play games similar to Old Maid or Concentration with them. If you want to make molecules, you will need to use these with other decks, or buy multiple decks.
You should play with the First Deck and the Second Deck before you delve into these, unless you have a background in chemistry already and are just interested in visualizing orbitals in a new way. The First Deck has a fun game, which includes money and chemical companies, that all decks can be used with or added onto. In the First Deck, the bonds are color coded to help you fit the right atoms together. The Second Deck has atomic properties written on the cards to help you make bonding decisions. This deck completes the Electronimoes bonding picture, so far.
Part of the Journey to Neon chemistry game series by Julie Newdoll, www.brushwithscience.com.
Why buy this?
Julie Newdoll’s Electronimoes is an easily learned, colorful game. The bonding combinations that one comes up with in the course of game make sense. They teach beautifully . . .
Orbitals in color are beautiful as well as informative.
A cheat sheet for orbital hybridization, a great resource.
Advanced cards for making the hard molecules easy to create.