Middle & High School-level
introduction to chemistry.
Some online explanations and examples of
Chemistry Learning Center: McGraw Hill’s interactive chemistry
tutorials cover basics of atoms and molecules, to chemical bonding,
kinetics and equilibriums, and metallurgy.
Try the Demos
section of the
MadSci Library for links to sites with chemistry demonstrations.
The FAQ for sci.chem - Frequently Asked Question for
the group. Discusses elementary to advanced topics in chemistry.
General Chemistry Online: Covers diverse topics in
chemistry from introductory concepts to applications of chemistry to
the real world.
REDOX: Internet Chemistry explaining
oxidation-reduction reactions. (U. Hawaii)
Introduction to acid/base: Quick overview of
acid/base chemistry. Also see the Online
Chemistry Learning Center (described above).
Guide to Corrosion: Quick overview of different types of corrosion
and how it works. Go
to this list of Corrosion
Guides for more specifics.
Online: Frostburg State University’s
Organic Chemistry help
Basics of NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance), a means for determining
the structure of chemical compounds.
Introduction to Electrochemistry: General description
with problems in electrochemistry.
Electrochemistry Encyclopedia from YCES and Case Western University.
Tutorial: Detailed history and chemical reactions behind different
Work: Marshall Brain’s detailed explanation of battery basics.
Descriptions of different types of fuel cells.
* The Electronic
Periodic Table of the Elements: Click on individual squares to
learn more about each element. Includes information concerning the
discovery of each element, and current uses.
* WebElements: Another online Periodic Table. Includes
information on elements not yet proven to exist (#113, 115-118).
* The Pictorial Periodic Table: Yet another online
Periodic Table. Includes some history of the table, as well as
alternative forms of the table and links to other tables not listed
Also try Chemistry
Coach's complete list of all other known periodic tables on the
World Wide Web!
WebBook Search for formulas, structures and molecular weights of
Online University's Chemistry Resources Learning resources for
students at all levels.
Search for information on specific compounds - molecular weight,
melting point, etc..
Tables in General, Organic and Physical Chemistry: In the event
you've forgotten Avogadro's number or the bond energy of H-O, you can
now locate them online.
Safety Data Sheets: Specifics concerning hazards, handling and
storage of chemicals.
Calculators Online: Listing of numerous applets & freely
available programs for making calculations in chemistry.
Chemistry of Water
Water: General info from the EPA about drinking water regulations,
safety and quality.
in drinking water: Review of disinfection practices using chlorine.
General info about hard water (Nebraska Cooperative Extension).
water FAQs: from the International Bottled Water Association. Also
have an interactive flash presentation
depletion: from NASA’s Advanced Supercomputing division.
and Detergent Association: Details about the chemistry, safety and
history of different cleaning products.
Center for Paper
Business & Industry Studies: Brief history of paper-making and
online list by state of all paper and pulp mills in U.S.
Toiletry and Fragrance Association: General
information for consumers about regulations, rumors and products.
Receives questions from K-12 students, or regarding chemistry in daily life.
Virtual Library in Chemistry
Links for Chemists
Careers in Chemistry
The American Chemical
Society: ACS has a careers section,
as well as a variety of student
What is a
Chemical Engineer?: careers in chemical
Handbook of Physics & Chemistry: The mother of all science
reference books. Also available in a student's
Merck Index; Listings of thousands of chemicals.
General topics in Chemistry. It is known for being a friendly forum in
which to post chemistry questions.
Other groups include sci.chem.analytical
- Covers topics in polymers chemistry.
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