Molecular models are a staple for teaching organic chemistry to students from high school to university and beyond. For others, they are considered an anachronism in today’s world of computing, especially with advances in virtual reality. While there is some truth to these viewpoints, physical models still have many other practical uses. Below we will describe four different uses.
Over the years, you may have encountered a blog or two that mentions Indigo Instruments and how some of our molecular models have shown up in “Hollywood”. They are all based on an original called Models in the Movies written by David Bradley of Cambridge, England back in 2005. Since then lots of new things have happened, so time to update.