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Virtual Course Materials
MIT OpenCourse Ware - Chemistry
MIT Open Courseware offers an extensive series of online courses in Chemistry. Course format generally includes lecture videos, interactive concept quizzes (solution key), problem sets, terms and definitions, suggested topics and links, and exams (with solution key).
WebSpectra -Spectroscopy Problem Solving
This site was established to provide chemistry students with a library of spectroscopy problems. Interpretation of spectra is a technique that requires practice - this site provides 1H NMR and 13C NMR, DEPT, COSY and IR spectra of various compounds for students to interpret.
Ebooks in the Library
The library has an extensive collection of ebooks on a variety of topics. To find what is available, enter your subject in the library catalog and select as a phrase in the drop down menu. If a book is in ebook format, it will say view ebook in the record.
Almost all of the library's ebooks are multiuser. This means that your whole class could access the book simultaneously and for free!
BookBoon offers more than 25 chemistry titles. These books are available for free as downloadable PDFs, but they do include some minimal advertising.
Boundless -- Chemistry
An open textbook on a variety of introductory chemistry topics.
Chemical Principles, 3rd Edition
A CalTech title, this is an introductory college-level text for General Chemistry.
UC Davis's ChemWiki includes modules on the core information in the fields of organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, physical chemistry, and analytical chemistry.
Concept Development Studies in Chemistry
Written by John Hutchinson of Rice University, this resource is an on-line textbook for an Introductory General Chemistry course.
Organic Chemistry with a Biological Emphasis
From UC Davis's ChemWiki, this textbook uses biological molecules and biochemical reactions to explain and illustrate the central concepts of organic chemistry.
Labs and Simulations
Virtual Chemistry Lab
Highly reviewed by MERLOT peers - "Here's your chance to mix chemicals without wearing safety goggles. You won't spill any acid on the spectrometer in this lab. Choose solutions from the vast database and mix 'em together till the cloned cows come home. Marvel as the chemical solutions react in real time. "
Ideal Gas Law Simulations
Used in courses across the CSU - "An effective tool to help students learn about all aspects of the ideal gas law. One of the best web gas law simulations."
Interactive Simulations for General Chemistry
The collection of interactive simulations covers a wide range of general chemistry topics, with each simulation addressing key concepts and enable students to practice and teachers to demonstrate these topics.
ChemWiki Textbook Maps
ChemWiki Textbook Maps
ChemWiki is maintained by UC Davis and is a collaborative approach to chemistry education. Its Textbook Maps matches ChemWiki's openly available material to the contents of popular textbooks. Physical, theoretical, organic, inorganic, analytical, and general chemistry textbooks are included.