Atomix: A Molecule Building Game for Chemistry Nerds

If you are a chemistry nerd and you like to mix the knowledge with fun, This game is for you. Atomix is a molecule building game that gradually helps the player start from simple  inorganic molecule to complex organic molecules.

Atomix (src. Atomix)

It may look like a board game, but it is a unique science-based game. It's fun and educational.

I think high school chemistry nerds as well as college students will find it fun.

“Atomix takes place on a playfield, consisting of a number of walls, with the atoms scattered throughout. The player is tasked with assembling a molecule from the atoms; more specifically, the atoms must be arranged into a specific shape, identical with the shape of the molecule displayed on the left side of the screen. The player can choose an atom and move it in any of the four cardinal directions; however, a moved atom keeps sliding in one direction until it hits a wall or another atom. Solving the puzzles requires strategic planning in moving the atoms, and on later levels with little free space, even finding room for the completed molecule can be a problem.” (src. Wikipedia)

Atomix is built for Gnome desktops for Linux and Unix systems. However, if you in something similar you can try Atomiks for Windows and Linux desktops.

Levels:

  1. water (H2O)
  2. methane (CH4)
  3. methanol (CH4O)
  4. ethylen (C2H4)
  5. propene (C3H6)
  6. bonus section 1
  7. ethanol (C2H6O)
  8. propanol (C3H8O)
  9. ethanal (C2H4O)
  10. acetone (C3H6O)
  11. formic acid (CH2O2)
  12. bonus section 2
  13. acetic acid (C2H4O2)
  14. trans-butene (C4H8)
  15. cis-butene (C4H8)
  16. dimethyl ether (C2H6O)
  17. butanol (C4H9OH)
  18. bonus section 3
  19. terc-butanol (C4H10O)
  20. glycerol, glycerine (C3H8O3)
  21. polytetrafluorethene, polytetrafluoroethylene (C2F4)n
  22. oxalic acid (C2H2O4)
  23. formaldehyde (CH2O)
  24. bonus section 4
  25. ethyl acetate (C4H8O2)
  26. ammonia (NH3)
  27. 3-methylpentane (C6H14)
  28. propanal (C3H6O)
  29. propyne (C3H4)
  30. bonus section 5


Atomix is available in the application stores for many Linux distributions: Ubuntu, Manjaro, Linux Mint,  Arch Linux, Fedora and more.

Resources

  1. https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Atomix
  2. https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/atomix
  3. http://atomiks.sourceforge.net/

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