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Contact: Dr. Christopher Bielawski
University of Texas at Austin

Molecular Switch

Caption: This is an illustration of an assembled set of different molecules. These molecules meet, exchange electrons and then disassemble because chloride ions, which are represented as green spheres, are present. If these chloride ions are removed, the entire process can be reversed.

Credit: Credit: Jung Su Park.

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