GenChemLab is an OpenGL-based application intended to simulate several common general chemistry exercises. It is meant to be used to help students prepare for actual lab experience. It could also be used in cases where laboratory facilites are not accessible, for instance in K-12 schools or home schooling.
At present, supported experiments include titration, calorimetry, freezing point depression, vapor pressure, and spectrophotometry.
· he current version should run on any UNIX system with OpenGL and Qt 3.1 or later. The program is being developed on RedHat 9 (Linux 2.4, Pentium III CPU).
Go into the source directory and type:
Then, as root, type:
The default data and documentation directory is
/usr/local/share/genchemlab, so if you do not "make install", you will
probably not be able to view the help files. However, all standard
"configure" options are supported for installation to non-standard