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Design of Virtual Reality System for Organic Chemistry

Kalaphath Kounlaxay1, Dexiang Yao1, Min Woo Ha2,3, Soo Kyun Kim4,*
1 Department of Game Engineering, Pai Chai University, Daejeon, 35345, Korea
2 College of Pharmacy, Jeju National University, Jeju, Korea
3 Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Advanced Convergence Technology & Science, Jeju National University, Jeju, Korea
4 Department of Computer Engineering, Jeju National University, Jeju, Korea
* Corresponding Author: Soo Kyun Kim. Email:

Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing 2022, 31(2), 1119-1130. https://doi.org/10.32604/iasc.2022.020151

Received 11 May 2021; Accepted 03 July 2021; Issue published 22 September 2021

Abstract

Virtual reality (VR) is an advanced technology widely used in many fields. Education is essential for human resources development, and the use of technology in education can enhance teaching and learning methods. This study aims to present new methods and tools for visual and interactive education in organic chemistry. The experimental design and chemical equipment used in this research are based on the basic theory of organic chemistry, and the related materials are simulated as three-dimensional (3D) models to perform the experiments in a VR system. Chemical reactions are simulated by mixing the chemicals, and the students can observe the chemical reactions that occur. In addition, we measured the impact of using virtual organic chemistry experiments. The system was evaluated by students of the organic chemistry department, and the effectiveness of the experimental apparatus was evaluated in discussions and surveys. The results indicate that VR technologies may be considered suitable for adoption as an accessible educational tool, and that simulating laboratory circumstances through a VR system can improve students’ learning outcomes in experimental chemistry.

Keywords

Virtual reality; Head-mounted displays; Organic chemistry; Chemical reaction; Simulation; Virtual laboratory; Reaction equation; Platform

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K. Kounlaxay, D. Yao, M. Woo Ha and S. Kyun Kim, "Design of virtual reality system for organic chemistry," Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, vol. 31, no.2, pp. 1119–1130, 2022.



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