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leARnCHEM: Chemistry Through Augmented Reality

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leARnCHEM is an Augmented Reality mobile application for visualizing chemistry molecules and focuses on molecular orbitals and symmetry. Molecules can be rendered onto any surface making it easy to use anywhere you go. The app is Free to download and is available on IOS and Android devices.

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Get it on Google Play


Symmetry and Scan

View, animate and interact with symmetry elements of over 50 molecules and test your knowledge of symmetry and point groups with our quizzes. 

Use your device's camera to detect surfaces for the molecule to be rendered on, or scan the targets provided below to quickly open a molecule of interest.


Molecular Orbitals

Visualize and interact with atomic orbitals (s, p, d, f) and the molecular orbitals of simple molecules using interactive molecular orbital diagrams. 


Interact with the molecules to get different viewpoints for better visualization
One finger – drag one finger on screen to Rotate the molecule
Two fingers – pinch with two fingers to Scale the molecule size
Three fingers – drag three fingers to Move the molecule anywhere
Additionally, you can physically rotate your mobile device around the molecule to see different angles and views.

Whether you are a student, teacher or just have an interest in chemistry, this app has everything you need to learn about symmetry and orbitals.

Designed and developed by Marc Zambri and Dr. John De Backere.

Distribution support through the University of Toronto Mobile Application Development Lab (MADLab)

Privacy Policy

The leARnCHEM app was developed by Marc Zambri and Dr. John De Backere at the University of Toronto. 
Copyright © 2021 Marc Zambri – John De Backere

This page is used to inform visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of the personal information of anyone who decides to use the leARnCHEM app.

If you choose to use our service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. The personal information that we collect is used for providing and improving the service. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use

No information or data is collected by the leARnCHEM app. The app is hosted by third-party services (Apple App Store, Google Play) and is therefore subject to their data collection policies as described in the Log Data section.

Log Data

The leARnCHEM app is available for download through the Google Play store or the Apple App store) and as such is subject to log data collection including performance data, crash logs or other diagnostic data. This data is collected by these third-party services and is shared with the developers. 

Details on what data may be collected can be found in the Google Play Store Policy Center or the Apple Privacy Policy.


Remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately after they are posted.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us at john.debackere@utoronto.ca


Contact Us

Do you have any questions or comments about the leARnCHEM app?

Contact us by email at john.debackere@utoronto.ca

Copyright © 2021 Marc Zambri – John De Backere