Chemistry Teaching Resources
Courses and Tutorials Texts on the Web
- The Acid and Base pH Tutorial
This site contains notes and self directed exercises designed to help students with the fundamental concepts of acid-base chemistry. The level of instruction is aimed at first year university students with no prior knowledge of acid-base chemistry.
- The A thru E Approach to Problem Solving in Chemistry
Summarizes a general approach to solving numeric (and perhaps non- numeric) problems as: Analyse, Brainstorm for a plan, Calculate, Defend, by checking and presenting a solution, and Evaluate.
A teaching resource for 14-16 year old students with a student's version and teacher's notes. Atoms, equations, and organic chemistry lessons, as well as biology and classical music materials.The site is maintained by Dr. Roger Peters.
- Basic Organic Nomenclature
An introduction to basic organic nomenclature offered with the inclusion of molecular models either for use with RasMol, or better, with embedded .pdb files for use with ChemScape.
- Biomolecular Structures
An Internet course intended as a computer-based laboratory exercise for undergraduate students in basic biochemistry. Requires Netscape Navigator 3.01 or later and the ChemScape Chime plug-in.
- Biophysical Chemistry Virtual Classroom
A first attempt at using the WorldWideWeb to enhance and ease the learning experiences in Biophysical Chemistry. By Yeon-Kyun Shin at Berkeley.
- Boron Mediated Aldol Reaction
These pages describe an investigation of the boron-mediated aldol reaction.
- C4-Computers in Chemistry at Cabrillo College
A library with more than 400 "live" molecules, including almost all commonly studied compounds. Sets of chemistry problems incorporating Chime models. Most features of this site require Netscape Navigator 3.01 or later and the Chime plug-in. Cabrillo College Chemistry Department also offers a Chime Tutorial.
- ChangChem CAL in Chemistry
UK-based Basic and Advanced Chemistry resource containing information, simulations, interactive tasks, vetted links and other relevant areas of interest.
- ChemCai Tutorial Material on Specific Topics
Material with text and illustrations.
The fall of the proton: Will this acid react with that base? How to understand acid-base reactions (This simple view of modern acid-base theory dates from 1954, but still hasn't made it into most textbooks!) (SFU)
A primer on Quantum Theory of the Atom: A set of in-frequently asked questions in the form of a quantum catechism.
Electron-tunneling model of chemical bonding: Chemical bonding occurs when electrons cam be simultaneously close to two nuclei. Here is the modern view of how this can take place. No mathematics! (SFU)
The fall of the electron: How to predict the direction of oxidation-reduction reactions. Discussion of the activity series of the elements and of oxidation-reduction in metabolism. (SFU)
- Chemical Calculators
Two calculators for calculating molar mass and percentage composition, plus tutorial material on the calculation of molar mass. Designed for beginning high schools students.
- Chemical Information Instructional Materials
Clearinghouse for Chemical Information Instructional Materials (CCIIM) is maintained at Indiana University and includes items that have been developed by chemistry or science librarians, chemists, and others for the purpose of instruction in the use of chemical information sources.
- Chemiluminescence Home Page
"The Internet home page that glows". Describes very briefly the phenomenon of chemiluminescence.
- Chemistry 101 Online
A set of lecture notes and example problems for the first semester chemistry course at the University of Illinois
- Chemistry 103 - From Caveman to Chemist
From Caveman to Chemist - not much evidence of evolution here you might think! But this website is a course in exploring landmark technologies on the road to a modern industrial civilisation. It begins with the concepts of making fire and stone tools and progresses up through plastics and semiconductors. While this is a 'physical' course requiring attendance at lectures, the online notes, questions and answers, and experimental details can easily be used elsewhere. Almost thirty projects ranging from metathesis to stoichiometry, from potash to electromagnetism. Each section is complete with introduction, information and questions. This would prove to be a superb learning resource for any chemistry class.
- Chemistry at Hofstra
Lecture notes, syllabi,practice tests and other pertinent information for students in general chemistry, quantitative analysis, instrumental lab and environmental chemistry courses taught by John R. McBride at Hofstra University.
- Chemistry Hypermedia Project at Virginia Tech
The Chemistry Hypermedia Project is developing tutorials that provide supplemental educational resources for undergraduate chemistry students. The hypermedia documents contain hyperlinks to remedial material that describe the underlying chemical principles.
- CHEMLOG - VideoSim Series
CHEMLOG Series: Award-winning Online Physical Chemistry site maintained by Bishop's University (Canada). Maple-assisted simulation of chemical concepts and experiments. VideoSim series: online laboratory experiments and and associated numerical simulations
- Chem Web Online
This site is an introduction to chemistry that would be covered in a first year chemistry course.
- Chemistry in Context
A one-semester introductory chemistry course taught by Tom O'Haver, University of Maryland, College Park as a part of the introductory physical science component of the Maryland Collaborative for Teacher Preparation.
- Chimie Generale & Organique
Organic stereochemistry and molecular database
- Computational Chemistry and Organic Synthesis
A course to introduce computational chemistry to synthetic-organic chemists, who would like to understand why they got the product they got and not (always) the compound they wanted.
- Computational Chemistry Project
The CAUT-funded Computational Chemistry Project aims to develop web-based modules for teaching computational chemistry through AARNET, with the intention of: 1) Increasing the range of computational chemistry topics taught, 2) Increasing the relevance of what topics are taught, and 3) Making computational chemistry available through previously unused methods, exposing students to increasingly important computer networking concepts.
- The Chem Team - A Tutorial for High School Chemistry
The ChemTeam provides study resources in all standard topics for students in high school and Advanced Placement chemistry.
- Concepts in Science Through Molecular Modeling
Includes multimedia modules on the Properties of Water, Chemistry of Carbon, Photosynthesis, and the Molecules of Life.
- CPIMA Education Outreach Program
The National Science Foundation's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center on Polymer Interfaces and Macromolecular Assemblies, CPIMA, introduces you to its education outreach program. The CPIMA Education Outreach Program promotes materials science education on the K through university levels by scientist-educator partnerships, participation in science days and career days, hands-on workshops for educators and students, and summer internships for educators. There is also a CPIMA Connection Newsletter and links to modules developed by educators. At the university level, they offer research experiences for undergraduates at CPIMA.
- Cyniska Calypso Projects
Problems and MAPLE-assisted solutions in physical chemistry. Includes animations of concepts that are best understood when actually viewed in motion, such as group theory analysis applied to spectroscopy.
- Diamond, Buckyballs, and Graphite
The cutting edge of new materials technology is represented by surprisingly mundane and old forms of matter. Consider diamond (the gem) and graphite (the main component of pencil leads). Although both have been known for many years, recent newspaper and magazine headlines demonstrate tremendous current interest in these materials.
- Digital Text Materials
These were originally written to supplement (or in some cases to largely replace) the conventional textbook treatments of these topics in courses in General Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry given by the author, Steve Lower. The motivation was in most cases to provide alternatives to what seem to be the all-too-standardized treatments of certain topics presented in commercial textbooks.
- Edison Project For Communicating Chemistry
The primary goals of The Edison Project are: 1) To explore the use of multimedia in chemistry, 2) To have students under the direction of professors create effective chemistry modules for teaching other students, and 3) To allow difficult concepts in chemistry to be better visualized through multimedia.
- Educational Materials for Organic Chemistry (EMOC)
Educational Materials for Organic Chemistry (EMOC) includes a collection of interactive tutorials, QuickTime animations, and different perspectives for first-year organic chemistry students and their instructors. Tutorials topics include stereochemistry and acid-base equilibria with more expected soon on reaction mechanism and product prediction. A perspective on organic reactions is provided in the form of a clickable reaction roadmap which gives an overview of how organic reactions can be performed in sequence to convert a particular starting material into the desired product.
- Fundamentals of Drug Action
The link is to the Web site dealing with three-dimensional structure of drug molecules and the role of stereochemistry in drug-drug target intreractions
- General and Inorganic Chemistry at french Université du Maine
In french. By Pr C. JACOBONI. First year General and Inorganic Faculty of Sciences course lecture notes. A special attention is done for 3D molecular or solid state graphical representation. Using these pages requires Netscape 3.01 with Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 and ChemScape Chime plugins.
- General Chemistry
Material from The Senses Bureau's work in multimedia for General Chemistry, including sections covering "Basics of Quantum Mechanics", "Atomic Orbitals", "Molecular Orbitals", "States of Matter", "Equilibrium", and "Entropy". The subjects have been selected from material covered in the second quarter of a three quarter introductory chemistry sequence at UC San Diego.
- General Chemistry
A web course by Alex Pines at Berkeley. This course appears to move, depending on who is teaching the course. The spring 1996 course, taught by Professor David Chandler, is consequently found here.
- General chemistry course at Boston University
Detailed notes and related course materials, updated each semester, for the general chemistry course at Boston University. Embedded Mathematica code is used for all computations and graphics.
- General Chemistry I - A Virtual Textbook
Chemistry 1045 - First semester undergraduate general chemistry. These pages contain material relating to a first semester undergraduate course in general chemistry. A typical semster course would cover this material with approximately 38 lectures.
- General Chemistry Online!
A web-enabled course in general chemistry which includes hyperlinked notes, a question-and-answer board, avatar-based chat technologies, an exam survival guide, interactive programmed learning tutorials, and virtual laboratory student exercises that take a constructionist approach.
- General Chemistry at Widener University
This page contains a collection of handouts, spreadsheets, programs, and Mathcad documents for general chemistry (Chem 097, 145 and 146) at Widener University. You are free to use this material for educational purposes. Commercial use of these materials is strictly prohibited.
- Global Instructional Chemistry
Welcome to a new concept in the distributed teaching of Chemistry. Over the coming years, these pages will be built up to include small "stories" or case histories illlustrating modern chemistry in action, liberally dosed with "hyperactive" molecules which you will be able to rotate, measure and generally play with. The content will include chemical problems suitable for tutorial and classes, a page where you can log-in to suitable on-line information databases, pages where you can acquire programs and other software, and any other good ideas that people come up with. We expect these pages will be used to augment and enhance local courses rather then to replace their teachers!
Also found att this site: Organic Reaction Mechanisms and Practice Problems in Pericyclic Reactions.
- Helping Your Child Learn Science
An Internet version of the title book, published by U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement. This book provides examples of a few simple activities we can do with our children. It is an introduction to the wealth of material in many other books available in libraries and bookstores. It might also inspire us to make up our own experiments to see why and how things turn out the way they do.
- HPLC: A Users Guide
A great guide to HPLC, including Theory of Operation.
- The HPLC Troubleshooter
Intended to provide help for the students of chromatographic techniques and as support for advanced courses on high resolution chromatography. All other visitors are warmely welcome.
- Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry - Introduction
Inorganic and analytical chemistry lecture notes at North East Wales Institute of Higher Education. Suitable for chemistry, biology, and environmental science students, as well as early undergraduate studies.
- Instructional Home Page
A jump page to instructional material used in the chemistry courses at California State University, Stanislaus.
- Instrumental Analysis
This page contains lecture materials, answers to problem sets, handouts, spreadsheets, Mathcad documents and WWW links for the Instrumental Analysis course at Widener University. Most document are available in Replica format. To use these documents you must have a copy of the Replica Viewer for Windows (568 kB) or for the Macintosh (924k). After installing the viewer, configure the Replica viewer as a helper application for your browser.
- Introduction ŕ la Chimie Quantique
Will be updated in Jan. 98. Computational lab only available on site.
- Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Solution sets for suggested problems from Bailey and Bailey, "Organic Chemistry - A Brief Survey of Concepts and Applications".
- Introduction to Surface Chemistry
An introductory course dealing with the structure and properties of solid surfaces, molecular adsorption, surface spectroscopy and surface imaging created by Roger Nix, Queen Mary (London).
- Kemsite - A Collection of Modules for College and Physical Chemistry
A collection of hypertext and/or java programs for students ranging from General Science to Advanced Physical Chemistry. Some Mathematica and spreadsheet programs are included as well.
- Kiwi Web
At the age of 50, Allan Campbell PhC MPS MNZIC, lead the most successful contract manufacturing Detergent and Sanitiser company in New Zealand. Recently retired, he has seized the opportunity to devote time to his wide ranging interests, one of which is to share his knowledge of Detergent Chemistry and Chemistry in general to students.
- The Learning Matters of Chemistry
- Life, the Universe, and the Electron
An exhibition to celebrate the centenary of the discovery of the electron.
- NMR Tutor
Six second year lectures given at Imperial College by Henry Rzepa: NMR Spectroscopy. Principles and Application. There are a number of examples and problems with interpretation of spectra. These examination of the spectra is aided by a Java applet.
- The Macrogalleria
A polymer is a large molecule, often containing many thousands of small molecules joined together chemically to form one giant macromolecule. This is a site where you can learn all kinds of nifty stuff about polymers and polymer science!
- Mark's Chemistry Tutor
This is a Web Based tutor for College General Chemistry.
- Microphys On-Line Catalog
Microphys, produces and markets chemistry and physics courseware useful in introductory classes on both the high school and college levels.
- Microworlds - Materials Chemistry for Teachers
Microworld: Exploring the Structure of Materials - Science Education for Grades 9-12 (Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories). An interactive tour of current research in the materials sciences at LBL's Advanced Light Source.
- Mr. Guch's Cavalcade o' Chemistry
Stuff for students and teachers compiled by Ian Guch who post all his labs, handouts, worksheets and activities on the web.
- Multimedia Education Laboratory
The Multimedia Education Laboratory (MEL) creates computer based modules for the advancement of Chemical Engineering understanding. Modules include "Ford-Wixom Phosphate Coating System Plant Tour", "Process Parameters", "Multiphase Systems", and "The Pump Experience".
- NEEDS - National Engineering Education Delivery System
NEEDS is an online database of multimedia engineering courseware and other educational material.
- NMR Analysis using Hyperactive Molecules and the World-Wide Web
The use of two-dimensional NMR and other spectroscopic data to interpret the three dimensional structures of molecules in solution underpins much of modern chemistry research, and yet this area can be a particularly difficult one to teach using the "conventional methods" of books and printed diagrams.
- Non Classical Hydrogen Bonding in Chiral Recognition and Mechanism
Part of the Hyperactive Chemistry Series of WWW "Talks" (sound and slides) by Henry Rzepa at the Imperial College.
- Online Introductory Chemistry
An introductory college chemistry course with home laboratory. No on campus work is required. First classes start in January 1999. Designed by Dr. Walt Volland, Bellevue Communty College
- Online introductory chemistry textbook
Includes the fundamentals and the applications of chemistry in modern life and death, the calculations and culture of chemistry.
- On-line Organic Chemistry
A searchable index at Imperial College, London, leading to some 20+ laboratory experiments in organic chemistry.
- Organic Chemistry Help!
Find Organic Chemistry tutorials, self-grading tests, common organic chemistry reaction mechanisms, indexed chemistry links, and a frequently asked questions.
- Organic Chemistry OnLine
- The Organometallic HyperTextBook
A hypertext guide to organometallic chemistry.
- The Particle Adventure
An interactive tour of the inner workings of the atom and the tools for discovery. Mirror sites are found in Switzerland, the UK, Japan, and Brazil. These pages are also available in Spanish (USA), Spanish (Spain), Polish, French, Slovak and Italian.
- The pH Factor
Designed as a resource to help elementary and middle school teachers introduce acids and bases to their students. Materials are organized using a conceptual framework called the Seven E's: Excite, Explore, Explain, Expand, Extend, Exchange, and Examine. The lesson plans are designed to be read by teachers and modified to fit their specific classroom needs. For example, the Explore section contains an interactive activity called the pH Panel. This panel can be used by individual students, student groups, or the whole class to investigate the pH of commonly found objects. Underneath the pH Panel is a list of related lessons, which the teacher would most likely prepare in advance. No particular lesson sequence is suggested.
- Pre-University Chemistry Course
An excellent pre-university chemistry course with the following parts:
1. The View From a Distant Universe
3. Eight Electron Chemistry: Lithium through Neon
4. Electron Sharing and Covalent Bonds
8. The Machinery Behind the Periodic Table
11. You Can't Get Something for Nothing: Conservation of Mass, Charge and Energy
12. Heat, Energy and Chemical Bonds
13. How to Measure Disorder
15. The Rates of Chemical Reactions
17. The Drive to Make things Happen: Chemical and Electrical Potential
18. From Outer Space to Inner Space: Scale in the Universe
This teaching material is based on an extract from the book "Chemistry, Matter and the Universe" by Richard E. Dickerson and Irving Geis and presented by Virtual Chemistry, University of Oxford. The plug-ins Shockwave (for Flash and Director) and Chime are required to view the multimedia animations and 3D molecules found throughout these web pages.
- Phylogeny Metabolism Alignments
A web-based system that offers integrated access to biological data. It is intended as an environment to support the interpretation and presentation of genomes. There's also a text version available.
- The Phytochemical World
The Phytochemical World is an interactive multimedia introduction to plant secondary metabolism. Site contains QuickTime movies of the biosynthesis of selected compounds.
This site provides visual explanations for many of the topics in a first-year chemistry course. It is meant to help students develop a conceptual understanding of basic chemistry. Requires login procedure.
- PLC - Polymers and Liquid Crystals
The tutorial provides a basic introduction at the college freshman level to the fields of polymers, liquid crystals (LC) polymer LC and LC displays. The virtual lab enhanced with Shockwave provides hands-on activities.
- Polymer Chemistry Hypertext
An educational resource compiled by students of Professor Stoffer at the Chemistry Department of the University of Missouri- Rolla. Topics include adhesion, coatings , mechanical properties, molecular weight, polymer solutions, time-temperature superposition, and viscosity.
- Principles of Chemistry
Material often covered in the second half of introductory chemistry is included here. Tutorials and quizzes on solutions, pH, etc.
- Principles of Protein Structure
An Internet Course organised by Birkbeck College in collaboration with the Virtual School of Natural Sciences(VSNS) of the Globewide Network Academy (GNA).
- Quick Review of Basic Chemistry
A hypertext chemistry review module for biology students.
- Quiralidade e Actividade Biológica
[Chirality and Biologic Activity] - A Stereochemistry Course (in portuguese).
- Radiation and Radioactivity
This is a self paced lesson on the basics of radiation and radioactivity. It was developed by the University of Michigan's Student Chapter of the Health Physics Society.
- Richard C. Banks Home Page
Tutorials on Introductory Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Spectroscopy. Richard C. Banks is Professor of Chemistry at Boise State University.
- School Chemistry
This comprehensive site was developed for the UK GCSE examinations (ages 14 to 16). Any part of the site can be quickly and easily accessed through the index. An American English version is available.
- Scientific Glassblowing Basics
The intent of this basic course of instruction is not to make you an accomplished professional glassblower. It is designed to give you experience in performing a series of basic glassblowing seals that can be used in the fabrication and repair of simple to complex glass apparatus and glass systems. The lessons given are designed for use in the scientific field though many of the techniques may be applied to art glassblowing.
- Science and Chemistry Education Is Golden
A way to teach bonding (or counting electrons) by folding the (periodic) table of the elements, with much more...
- The Second Law of Thermodymnamics
Interesting, qualitative intro to the second law via practical everyday events. For first-year collegiate students or interested adults.
Entropy and the second law is a qualitative, conversational tutorial about entropy and the second law but dealing more extensively with entropy than www.secondlaw.com.
- The Squier Group - Education
Multimedia chemistry including physical and general chemistry.
- Statistics for the Chemistry Laboratory
This link contains an entire text with equation graphics for a one credit course in statistics for the chemistry laboratory at the college freshman level.
- Thermodynamic Assessment of the Ba-Cu-Y System
By E.B. Rudnyi and G.F. Voronin. Talk presented at International Conference on Metallurgical Coating and Thin Films, 1995, San Diego.
- Teaching Materials
A collection of handouts, spreadsheets, programs, and Mathcad documents for teaching chemistry, by Dr Scott Van Bramer at Widener University. Topics include Analytical Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis, General Chemistry, Mathcad in Chemistry, NMR Data for Advanced Spectroscopy, Software for Teaching NMR, and Visualizing Molecules.
- Topic Oriented Approach Development
Chemistry taught through real world topics. From the University of Wisconsin.
- Tutorials for GCSE Chemistry
"Tutorials for GCSE Chemistry" and "Tutorials for Chemistry in Double Award Science" have interactive courses specifically designed for GCSE syllabuses of the following exam boards: ULEAC - London, MEG - Midlands, NEAB - Northern, SEG - Southern, and a general course for other GCSE Boards and non-UK students. A free sample course can be downloaded.
- Understanding our Planet Through Chemistry
This U.S.Geological Survey site shows how chemists and geologists use analytical chemistry to: determine the age of the Earth; show that an extraterrestrial body collided with the Earth; predict volcanic eruptions; observe atmospheric change over millions of years; and document damage by acid rain and pollution of the Earth's surface..
- University of West Indies
Course related lecture material from the Mona Campus in Jamaica of the University of the West Indies, a multi-campus University of Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica. Jamaican themes for lecture material (The extraction of alumina from bauxite, The chemistry of spices, Jamaican coffee - The best in the world!!, What is at the fruit and vegetable market?, Jamaican rum from sugar cane, Synfuel from ethanol, Marine natural products, Herbal remedies), Laboratory manuals, Tutorial exercises (including spectroscopy), Software (including JCAMP-DX viewer), and Video clips are among the material you'll find on this server. Many pages require Chemical MIME types.
- Virtual Chemistry Classroom at University of North Dakota
This is a departmental project for helping undergraduate students to solve problems in Organic Chemistry. Although incomplete at present, future expansion is planned.
- Virtual Classroom at the University of Akron
Lecture material for chemistry courses prepared by the Hardy Research Group, Department of Chemistry, The University of Akron (HordeNet). Modules available cover Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry I and II, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry Laboratory, Analytical Chemistry I and II, Chemical Separations, Concepts in Biochemistry, Mass Spectroscopy for Chromatographers, Chemometrics, and Radioanalytical Methods.
- Mol4D: Molecules in four dimensions
Organic chemistry explained in Chime based animations, with lots of extra features, like on-line calculations and visualization of the result, quizzes, to mention just a few. Entirely web based. Fits in Graphics&Visualizations as well.
- What is pH?
An introduction to pH measurements and pH theory. Includes a Half-Cell Animation. From Innovative Sensors, Inc.
- World Chemistry Interactive
The World Chemistry Interactive website is aimed at advanced High School students and has a high proportion of interactive content such 3D models, interactive tests, computer simulations and so on.
- World Lecture Hall: Chemistry
Pointers to some chemistry courses on the web.
- The World of Materials Engineering
Short descriptive texts on various classes of materials.
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