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A combination of Chime/JCAMP-DX VIEWER with results from common computational chemistry programs can be used to link theoretical results to experimental spectra on a single computer screen. The methodology is straightforward, and can be accomplished on any modern Intel-based computer system with SVGA graphics and WWW browser.

The result is a combination of experimental data and computational results with student-manipulated animation. This combination cannot be achieved with static media, and is a demonstration of the potential power of the WWW to do things that cannot be done on paper.

We thank the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education for financial assistance to the NERMMW . The opinions expressed in this paper are solely those of the authors, and not necessarily those of the Foundation.

(updated 11 Aug 2000)