1) Preliminary lessons for the following topics: Chemical Processes: Process Flow Diagrams and the Crude Distillation Unit; Introduction to Qualitative Inorganic Analysis and LabSim; Introduction to the molecular modelling by VEGA ZZ; Introduction to Distillation and Liquid-Liquid Extraction, In touch with molecules - How virtual reality works (equipment, what to expect); Introduction to Nanome software - How to use it.
2) Description and characteristics of the following software:
Eyesim reproduces a Crude Distillation Unit plant from a physical and chemical point of view. The users can visit the plant and perform different exercises. Eyesim is described in https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compchemeng.2020.106973
LabSim is a laboratory simulator of inorganic analytical chemistry that allows to do solubility test, pH measurement and phase separation, and to perform a complete qualitative analysis of inorganic substances. The included database allows the simulation of more than 3500 reactions. (https://nova.disfarm.unimi.it/labsim
Nanome (Cuni, by Nanome Inc.) is a software for visualization and manipulation with molecules allowing immersion into a centre of almost any molecule to study its structure and properties. It is suitable for the educational purposes due to its wide platform support and illustrative way of molecule presentation. Web page and short presentation is at https://nanome.ai/
VEGA ZZ is a complete molecular modelling suite by which you can visualize molecules, calculate molecular properties, analyse the surface properties, build/edit molecules, perform molecular mechanics calculations (energy minimization, molecular dynamics simulations, conformational searches, etc.), simulate the drug-target interaction by molecular docking, carry out QSAR studies, etc. More information is available at http://www.vegazz.net
Laboratory and exercises using the Eyesim, LabSim, Nanome and VEGA ZZ programs and Arduino tools in Milano, Prague and Paris Universities.