Inspiration

What it does

The code simulates what atoms do in a chemical reaction. Atom and molecule objects move in a pattern-less fashion (also known as thermal motion) in a 3-D coordinate system, and on collision, steric and energy factors will be taken into account to decide whether a reaction has taken place, and whether bonds form or break. In theory, the system will in the end, reach a state of equilibrium with a stable mixture of chemicals.

How I built it

Using java and the core code of processing as a reference library

Challenges I ran into

It is hard to manage a molecule as a whole, keeping the atoms' relative position unchanged while the whole molecule can still freely rotate and move around

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

I was able to display this system using processiong

What I learned

How to work with graphical interfaces

What's next for Chemical Reactor

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