Chemistry Teaching Resources
Software for Chemistry
- Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc.
Developers of chemical property predicting software. You'll find a shareware version of ChemSketch, claimed to be the fastest 2D drawing program available, as well as demo versions of LogP, which calculates logP values - in most cases accurate to ±0.3 or better, and a CNMR, which dalculates accurate 13C NMR spectra - in most cases to ±5 ppm or better.
- Atoms, Symbols and Equations
An interactive multimedia Chemistry tutor for Windows 3.1 and above which tests students as they learn. As far as possible, skills are taught through familiar examples, to help reinforce general chemical knowledge. New concepts are taught by frequent reference to online Periodic Tables. Topics taught include: word equations, elements, symbols, valence, formulas, symbol equations, atomic structure and the formation of ions. Questions constantly test understanding and hints are given where answers are wrong. Aimed at children beginning Chemistry 11-16 age range
- Australian Chemistry Network Software Resources
Includes local copies of recent DOS/Windows, Macintosh and Unix programs.
- AZUR Chromatography Data System
A new generation chromatography data system dedicated to universities. Your partner for analytical chemistry software.
This commercial software provider hosts a discussions and information forum for web publishing of chemical papers. You'll also find a FREE ChemWeb GIF structure editor (great for drawing chemical structures for inclusions in WWW pages), as well as descriptions of other chemistry software, such as ChemWindow and ChemIntosh.
BrowserWatch is a leading site for information about browsers, plug-ins and ActiveX controls. The site offers news in the browser and plug-ins industry, as well as one of the most complete lists on development of different plug-ins and browsers. A quick check allows you to find the plug-ins or browsers you want quickly and effortlessly.
- CACHE Corporation
CACHE is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to promote cooperation among universities, industry and government in the development and distribution of computer-related and/or technology-based educational aids for the chemical engineering profession.
- CambridgeSoft Corporation
Develops, markets and supports high quality desktop applications for chemists and engineers. On the same site you'll also find "ChemFinder database searching - one of the first substructure-searchable small-molecule database on the Web, made possible by the chemical searching technology in ChemFinder Pro".
- Catalog of Public Domain Chemistry Software
This is a listing of chemistry-related public domain software, freeware, and shareware for MS-DOS and Macintosh computers that can be downloaded from commercial information services.
- CHED - Chemical database
CheD is a 32-bit Windows program, used for manipulation of chemical databases. Up to 10,000,000 records in one databas; multiple database searches; Tools to arrange, sort, verify, compare, and merge databases; SDF and JCAMP formats for Chemical and Spectral data exchange; Structure Editor;Prediction tools; Diversity Analisys; Web server and much more.
- Chem1 Instructional Software for General Chemistry
In-depth treatments of individual topics, especially suited to courses in which CAI is a major component of instruction. Site licences for Macintosh and Windows. A low-cost student version is available as "shareware" through the Chem1 Web site.
- ChemCAI: Instructional Software for Chemistry
The site contains several lists of software sources, demonstration materials and other resources of interest to Chemistry teachers and course designers.
- Chemeng Software Design (CESD) - CHEMMATHS free download
Design of chemical, mathematical and engineering simulation software. CHEMMATHS features hundreds of unit conversions, chemical compound info., chemical, electrical, phyics equation solvers, Draw 2D/3D graphs at will and much more... Free unregistered download of the software.
- CheMentor 3.1
This is the latest version of the expanding series of CheMentor tutorial modules that deal with Unit Factors, Significant Figures, Isotopes, Oxidation Numbers, Ion Recognition and Writing, Formula Recognition and Writing, Mass to Mole Conversions, Percentage Composition of Compounds and Empirical and Molecular Formula calculations. All modules are now linked with a menu system, allowing the student to switch topics at will. Multi-step problems have extensive help sequences, accessed via a 'Help' menu. On-screen buttons - 'How?', 'Why?' and 'Peek' - are present to provide a rationale for what is being done Also provided - the Molar Mass Calculator, an on-line Periodic Table and the Ions Reference program.
- Chemical Applications of the World-Wide-Web System
The application of the Internet based World-Wide-Web system for efficient and intuitive delivery of chemical information in a wide variety of formats is illustrated via models for electronic publishing and interaction with molecular data.
- Chemical Calculator
Chemical Calculator is a Windows shareware program that calculates the amount of reagent to use when making chemical solutons. The program can be downloaded from this site.
- Chemical Concepts Corporation-CHEMiCALC
CHEMiCALC allows students to write and balance chemical equations. It then allows students to make stoichiometric calculations of % composition, empirical formulas, mole/mole, mass/mass, limiting reagent, and many more problem types. It has a great interactive periodic chart. The Personal Tutor was added so that students may be checked stepwise in attempting their homework problems.
- Chemical Inventory, Waste and MSDS Management
Khem Modules are a group of relational database programs that can be used collectively as a completeChemical Management System or separately as a stand-alone support system. Each module assists the user in the areas of chemical inventory, waste tracking, and material safety data management. Label and Report writer modules have been added to compliment the existing system providing the user with greater flexibility and ease of use.
- Chemical Kinetics Simulation Project and Software
This site describes chemical kinetics studies of materials at IBM, and offers a simulation package, Chemical Kinetics Simulator, for downloading for a no-cost license. The simulator is available for Macintosh (with native PowerMac support), OS/2 and Windows 3.1, and is suitable for teaching and research. There's also an Adobe Acrobat viewable version of the manual.
- ChemInnovation Software
Innovative software for chemistry graphics, molecular modeling, chemical nomenclature, and information management.
- Chemistry Associates Software
This Web Site contains details of CD-ROMS for Chemistry Education for use by teachers and students in High Schools and Colleges. Other subjects covered include Mathematics, English, Information Technology, Biology, Physics and Psychology. These CD-ROMS can be used on any computer with a CD-ROM drive. Many of these CD-ROMS are interactive and multimedia.
- Chemistry Courseware Consortium
The Chemistry Courseware Consortium produces software for teaching chemistry at the higher education level. Four projects have been chosen: Basic Chemistry, Theoretical Methods, Spectroscopy, and Shapes of Molecules. Software is offered at cost, and on their FTP server, the only freeware found is a Periodic Table Quiz and a Software Sampler.
- Chemistry Explorer 3.04
LOGAL offers Internet enabled simulation software for teaching Chemistry, Biology and Physics at the high school level. Chemistry Explorer 3.04 is the simulation software for Advanced Placement, new Chemistry gateways covers introductory level curriculum topics. Teachers can access the entire software library for FREE for 30 days by visiting www.logal.net.
- Chemistry Software
Links to some 40+ different sources of chemistry programs.
- Chemistry Software
Chemistry software on the net. Resources for teachers and students. A version in Castellano is available.
- Chemistry Software
Software for chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry and laboratory management from Infochem Ltd, UK.
- Chemistry Software Catalogue
From the CTI Centre for Chemistry. This catalog covers all platforms and includes brief descriptions of each title.
- Chemistry Software Reviews
From the CTI Centre for Chemistry.
Chem-It is a program for the novice Chemistry student. The current version includes an interactive periodic table, conversion charts, a glossary of Chemistry terms, a mailing list subscriber, and much more. It's free!
- CHEMIX Software for general chemistry (demo-download)
CHEMIX Calculator tools: Molecular (handles isotopes, amounts..), thermochemical, balance (stoichiometric), solubility product, weak acid/base, buffer, periodic table (history, 22 physical properties, abundance, nuc.spin and magn.prop.), a dictionary...Downloadable English and Norwegian ver. from this site.
Build any molecular model using ChemSite's builder tools. With over 1,000 templates and access to vast worldwide molecular databases, ChemSite lets you quickly see what organic chemistry is all about. A trial version with som features disabled is available for download.
- ChemSkill Builder Electronic Homework System
ChemSkill Builder generates personalized problem sets for students in general chemistry courses. All work is graded immediately and completely worked-out solutions are displayed in reponse to wrong answers. Scores are recorded and are available to instructors for crediting work completed. Now in use at nearly 100 colleges and universities across the USA. Free downloadable demo available.
Interactive 2D and 3D periodic tables and graphs. Kinetic gas motion simulation. Free programs and graphics for chemistry and science education.
- ChemWare Home Page
Windows Chemistry Software for senior High School Students. Organic Chemistry, pH, Electrochemical Cells and Volumetric Analysis.
- ChemWindow Suite 6
The NEW ChemWindow 6 is the most comprehensive chemistry publishing software for Windows® 95, 98, or NT® available today. It is designed for the chemist who needs to publish professional reports, complete with 2-D and 3-D chemical structures, chemical reactions, lab experiment setups, chemical engineering diagrams, data tables, and more.
This German chem software warehouse has some original Windows software in the download area as lightly crimpled demos. Their intention is to translate at least parts of their pages into English.
- Computational Chemistry
This is an archive of Ohio Supercomputer Center's Computational Chemistry List (CCL) including free software for practically every conceivable platform. You'll also find information on joining the list.
- CTI Centre for Chemistry
The British Ministry of Higher Education has funded the Computers in Teaching Initiative which has established groups ("Centres") in a number of disciplines. The one for Chemistry is based at the University of Liverpool. Includes reviews of numerous software programs.
CrystalDesigner is a tool for building, studying and visualising of crystal structures. CrystalDesigner is an ideal tool for both teaching and scientific studies. The software is intended to be used by students and teachers at colleges and universities, as well as in industrial research.
- Draken Gilbert på CD-ROM
Följ med draken Gilbert på nya äventyr, denna gång mer påhittig och nyfiken än någonsin. Efter huvudrollen i två böcker lägger den kunskapstörstande Gilbert nya världar för sina fötter i ett CD-rom-spel för killar och tjejer mellan 10-15 år.
- eLABorate Project (York University, UK)
The home page for the eLABorate project, concerned with the development of simulations of experiments in chemistry and biochemistry for teaching purposes.
- Emcet, Inc.
Balance equations, graphing software, Number Sense, expression calculator (does 7500!, prime factors, etc), polynomial calculator (add, subtract, multiply, divide polynomial expressions and graph them; create curves based upon intercept points).
Windows 3.1/NT/95 software that computes chemical equilibrium compositions using the algorithms and unified approach of Smith and Missen. Applicable to many chemistry fields, including aquatic/biological/inorganic. Contains large built-in database. Free Lite Version available, substantial educational discounts.
- The Eureka Group
The Eureka Group develops educational software, employing the latest multimedia technology, and an intuitive, easy to use human-computer interface to erase the technology barrier for its users.
- F*A*C*T Thermochemical Software and Database
The F*A*C*T thermochemical software and database is directed to scientists and engineers in the field of inorganic chemical thermodynamics. The database covers over 5000 compounds and 80 non-ideal solutions of ceramics, salts, mattes, slags, aqueous, gases etc. The software calculates extensive state properties and complex equilibria for systems containing up to 2400 species. Various phase diagrams can be plotted such as predominance diagrams, temperature diagrams and Pourbaix diagrams. The F*A*C*T web site provides free on-line access to the pure substances database, chemical reactions and Gibbs energy minimization calculations featuring ChemSage.
- Free Chemistry Software
A link list to free chemistry software on the web; for example educational software, graphics, spctroscopy, modelling, designing recipes, chemical calculators and chemistry utilities.
- Free Chemistry Software for Apple Macintosh
A page especially for chemistry related software for Apple Macintosh computers.
- The Hazardous Substances Library
Chemical hazard assessment software in complience with "Control of Substances Hazardous to Health" regulations (COSHH).
- How a Photon is Created or Absorbed
Advanced undergraduate level paper by several authors. Requires Excel to view spreasheets.
- Hyperactive Molecules and the World-Wide-Web Information System
Proposed Internet standard based on primary chemical MIME types to be used in conjunction with the the World-Wide-Web information delivery system.
- HyperProg Periodic Table Bundle
Demo versions of Mac Hypercard decks containing two parts, one that helps you learn the Periodic Table of Elements (elements 1-111) and one that tests you on how well you know them.
- Journal of Chemical Education: Software
JCE Software is the branch of the Journal of Chemical Education that publishes instructional computer software and videodiscs. Below are a couple of examples of their software:
Chemistry Comes Alive!, Volume 1: Movies and animations are listed by topic in a main table of contents. In addition, correlation to several popular high school and college chemistry textbooks is provided.
MolVib 2.0: MolVib allows you to display a vibrating molecule on your computer screen and view it from whatever position you choose. You can choose one of several molecules available as examples and then select each normal vibrational mode from a menu.
Develops educational software for both the Windows and Macintosh platforms.
- Learning Matters of Chemistry - Software Library
This page contains chemical education programs developed by Yue-Ling Wong and Ching-Wan Yip. Among the titles are "Derivation of Rydberg Constant", "Electron Distribution of the 2s orbital", "Shape of the 4dx2-y2 Wave Function", "Size of 3dz2 Orbital", "Filling Orbitals", "Stereochemistry Exercise", and "Linear Regression Graphing Pad".
- MasterMedia SuperLearning Anything
A multimedia tool to aid the learning process. Features include audio designer, sequencer designer, screen designer, and an accelerated learning courseware development module.
Might be interesting to see someone do the periodic table in superlearning format. Just go to the download hyperlink to get the program. Let us know when its done and we will put it into a gallery.
- Multimedia Chemistry Educational Software
Knowledge Factory has been developing and selling educational software for high-school and college level physics, chemistry, and biology for over 11 years. Distributed by the leading educational product distributors including Fisher Scientific, VWR, and Queue.
- Mathcad Applications in Chemistry
Contains links to Mathcad applications in chemistry. This includes links to other web pages, pointers to FTP sites, and a selection of Mathcad documents to download.
- Mathsource Chemistry Applications
Mathematica modules in chemistry from Wolfram Research. You can also browse Mathsource.
- MCH Multimedia
MCH Multimedia produces interactive science multimedia that cover both Chemistry and Physics. Drawing on the expertise of university and college professors as well as on an array of designers, MCH's courses engage students with comprehensive voice walkthroughs, hands-on interactions and solid academic content. Online demos require Shockwawe Authorware
- MDL Information Systems, Inc.
At this location, academic or personal home users can download a FREE version of ISIS Draw, a chemical structure drawing program. You'll also find information on other software offerings from this company, including Chemscape Chime, a plug-in that lets scientists display chemically significant 2D and 3D structures within an HTML page or table.
- MIME types for Chemistry
Information on MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) file types.
- Model Science Software
Model Science is developing simulation software for use in education. ChemLab for Windows is their current product for chemistry. It's a real-time 2-D simulation of a chemistry lab in which the user interacts with animated lab equipment, similar to lab work. Each lab simulation is contained in a separate simulation module, thus many different labs are possible using the common lab interface. A free version of ChemLab with Fractional Crystallization lab is available at this site.
- Molecular Arts Corporation
Software for scientific and technical documentation. From technical clipart to multimedia presentations; from 2D chemical diagrams to molecular model building and 3D visualization.
- Molecular Movies
Nine movies describing the most common organic reaction mechanisms (3D-movies, text, and sound). An organic chemistry learning/teaching aid. Delivered on "hybrid" CD (for both PC and Mac) or in web-browser compatible Shockwawe format.
- MoluCAD - molecular modeling and visualization
Build, animate, & minimize 3D molecular structures.
Moviemol is a program for visualization and animation of molecular structures for SGI and IBM RISC/6000 workstations and for PCs running DOS (or Linux, but only a beta version exists that unfortunately does not work properly). Moviemol typically takes sets of molecular coordinates and displays each of these sets or frames one after the other to create a "movie".
Pointers to mass spectrometer freeware available on the Internet, plus a collection of tools for use by the mass spectrometer user including a periodic chart with graphic hyperlinks to charts with exact masses and isotopic abundances of the elements, mass spec calibration data, etc.
- Newbyte Chemistry Software
NewByte Educational Software also offers software for biology, physics, math and history.
- Nomenclature, Balancing and Significant digits
This is teacher developed and classroom tested software titles for teaching inorganic nomenclature, organic nomenclature, balancing chemical equations and reading and processing significant digits.
- Oak Software Repository
- Octavian Micro Development
Available for immediate use via the WWW are the TBS-EOS calculator applet calculates the compressiblity factors using the Trebble-Bishnoi-Salim cubic equation of state and the OMDI mass calculator applet, which will let you calculate the mass of a molecule. The company also markets component software and Microsoft Excel plug-ins for the chemical engineering and sci-tech markets, with working demos available for most products.
- Orbital Viewer
Lots of atomic orbitals, arranged by quantum number and shape. The orbitals images are produced with the Orbital Viewer, an amazing software for drawing and viewing orbitals in 3D, which may be downloaded for free from this site.
- Organic Synthesis Exploration Tool
A program for Computer-Assisted Organic Synthesis for use in education. Source code available. Available as an applet and a W95 version.
- The Physical Science Series
The Physical Science Series is a collection of over 25 interactive programs written specifically for introductory level high school Chemistry & Physics. Each program contains a tutorial, program sheet and quiz. The Series is presently written for the Mac OS but the Windows version will be released in 2001.
- Pintar VirtuaLab Molecule
This is a 3D molecule visualization tool for your desktop. You can choose any one chemical substance from the over 800 in the database, study its bond geometries, its coordination sphere and discover the various possible structures arising from the same types of elements. A free demo is available for download.
- The Point Group Tutorial
The Point Group Tutorial is a multimedia program designed to help students identify symmetry elements and assign point groups to molecules. The program includes example molecules for each point group and an interactive tutorial based on the traditional flow-chart method for assigning point groups. The tutorial may also be run on the web (requires the Shockwave Authorware plugin and Chemscape Chime or Rasmol).
Polychem is an interactive, multi-topic multimedia chemistry textbook for use by years 11 and 12 to junior college. A functional demo is available for download.
- Power Review Software
PowerPoint® multimedia review games for science teachers and their students. Each CD-ROM has all the major topics of your science curriculum. Each science topic has a different game format you can play over one or two class periods.
At this site educational organizations can download a free copy of "Prode Calculator", a programmable chemical process calculator with graphical interface and a powerful programming language. It comprises many functions for thermodynamic calculations and a database of more than 1000 chemicals.
- RasMol Home Page
RasMol is free molecular visualization software, great for small molecules but is especially amazing for macromolecules (proteins, DNA, RNA) or macromolecular assemblies (viruses, lipid bilayers). This site provides the software itself, a gallery of images produced by RasMol, educational scripts (movies) for projection in lectures or for self-study, links to class web sites which employ RasMol, and to other free molecular visualization software. And here is the old link to the RasMol Command Reference.
- Re View
A 4D-molecular viewer, animator and analyzer. Major features include the ability to: Display and manipulate molecules in 3D. Animate reaction pathways or other types of multi-stepped data, as well as normal modes of vibration. Edit animation sequences (including spatial alignment across frames). Produce spreadsheet-readble tables of geometries, as well as to monitor and graph such data. Automatically produce high quality 'ray-traced' images and animation sequences.
- Richardson Software
MolPOV download page; a graphics file converter that reads Brookhaven Protein Data Bank formated files and produces a ready-to-render input file for the Persistence of Vision ray tracer.
Mass Combination Calculator (MCC) download page; a program to find all of the permutations of components that can give an observed mass/charge value in mass spectrometry.
Kinetica98 Beta download and instructions page; a rough beta version of a kinetics simulation program based on the Hichem FORTRAN program developed at NBS (now NIST) and kindly provided by Professor R. Hanrahan. It allows simulations of mechanisms (i.e., concentrations/pressures vs. time) to be run as well as the fitting of experimental data to a mechanism by a simplex optimization of the rate constants.
- Sheffield Chemistry Software Archive
This is the University of Sheffield's anonymous FTP server using the Washington University Archive FTP
- Silicon Graphics Chemistry and Biological Sciences
Product information and a list of resources.
Add over 175 digital media capabilities and components to your Mac or PC - free with QuickTime 3.
- Spreadsheet Simulations for Analytical Chemistry
This is a collection of interactive simulations for use by students in my courses in Instrumental Analysis and Spectrochemical Methods. They were developed using Informix WingZ, an object-oriented spreadsheet with a powerful built-in macro language.
- Stephan's Technical Thermochemistry Web Page
This web page serves as a source of information for those interested in the application of technical thermochemistry. It focuses on the software and data that have their roots at the Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Hüttenkunde (Institute of Theoretical Metallurgy) at RWTH Aachen (Aachen University of Technology) and at GTT Technologies. These include the renowned ChemSage-family of software programs, including ChemSage itself, the programmer's toolkit ChemApp, the geochemical version of ChemSage, ChemGeo, and the thermochemical teaching program ChemSage-TEACH, all of which are results of the work of Dr. Gunnar Eriksson.
- A Survey of Chemistry
A complete chemistry course on a CD. Perfect for college or high school students who need a chemistry course or who need help with chemistry.
- Torganal Shareware for teaching
Software to aid the teaching and learning of organic chemistry. Some of this software is available as shareware. Includes lecture slideshows for organic chemistry, spectroscopy and stereochemistry at about second year university level.
- The Ural Chemical Calculator
This shareware program has been designed to calculate the masses of the starting substances and of respective products of chemical reactions. The reaction equation may be exactly or only partially known. Alternative sites for obtaining the Ural Chemical Calculator are http://www.chat.ru/~urchmclc/UCC_DSCR.HTML and http://members.tripod.com/~lakhtin/UCC_DSCR.HTML. The Ural Chemical Calculator supports the Russian and English languages.
- Visualize Atom Orbitals in Real-Time
Orbitals is very easy to use and visualizes the atom orbitals in real-time on any mac.
- WINPTE - Periodic Table for Windows
WINPTE is an easy-to-use version of the Periodic Table. It provides you all basic information about the elements, and makes it easy to share the data with other programs. One important feature is that you, the user, can translate the program without recompiling. This way WINPTE can be used in education all over the world. When indexed, localized Finnish, German and French versions were available. Shareware - Registration fee: US$ 20.
- xyz2rgb - a tool for animating molecules
xyz2rgb makes pretty pictures and movies of molecules. It expects input in the form of an XYZ file, one of the file formats frequently used by computational chemists. As output, it produces one or more line-interlaced RGB files. These can be converted to other formats using the ImageMagick image processing toolkit. Conversion between a wide variety of molecule file formats can be accomplished using a program called Babel. The source code in C, which is free, can be downloaded from this site. (Another site for xyz2rgb: 1, 2, 3)
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