showcase backdrop


Symmetry Adapted Linear Combinations (SALC) - An Orbital Arrangement Game




SALCs are one of those concepts in chemistry that can make students nervous just from their name: symmetry adapted linear combinations of ligand atomic orbitals. Admittedly, that's a mouthful. Yet, SALCs are an important part of molecular orbital theory, and can be incredibly powerful for visualization of electron density in both transition metal complexes and organic molecules. So we want students to learn about them. The "SALC" betting game was crafted in hopes of strengthening student's visualization of the atomic and molecular orbitals for a compound of a given symmetry. Indeed, as students connect the SALCs to the atomic orbitals on the central atom during this game, we believe they will get past any initial reticence and find SALCs to be pretty approachable.

The goal of “SALC” is to be the player with the highest point total from their winning betting chips at the end of the game.

What's inside the box!

  • 65 Playing Cards
  • 36 Betting Chips
  • 10 Center Atom's Orbital Pieces
  • 6 Ligand Orbital Pieces
  • 6 Placement/Betting Mats
  • 1 Rulebook


Component Quantity Photo
{{}} {{item.quantity}} component component


Average Rating 0 reviews
Publish Date August 17, 2021
Edition 2.0 Version
Department Games
Tags {{}}
More Info SALC web site

Why buy this?

  • Learn SALC in a totally different way!
  • Learn SALC with your peers!
  • Low Stakes and Lots of Fun!


  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.
  • This game contains a premium upgrade where the printed components will be embossed with a linen texture.
  • This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.


See It In Action

image slot

Ratings and Reviews

Be the first to review this!
Posted {{|timeago}}
Own It Played It Fun Priced Well High Replay Value Well Written Rules Nice Artwork


Please Sign In to leave a review
Community Chat