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CHEM 1411 - 1412 General Chemistry I & II
Chemistry 2e (OpenStax, Rice University) by
Chemistry 2e is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the two-semester general chemistry course. The textbook provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of chemistry and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them.
General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications by
The overall goal of the authors with General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications was to produce a text that introduces the students to the relevance and excitement of chemistry. Although much of first-year chemistry is taught as a service course, Bruce and Patricia feel there is no reason that the intrinsic excitement and potential of chemistry cannot be the focal point of the text and the course. So, they emphasize the positive aspects of chemistry and its relationship to students' lives, which requires bringing in applications early and often. In addition, the authors feel that many first year chemistry students have an enthusiasm for biologically and medically relevant topics, so they use an integrated approach in their text that includes explicit discussions of biological and environmental applications of chemistry.
CLUE: Chemistry, Life, the Universe and Everything by
Publication Date: 2020
This introductory college chemistry text "was developed using a design research approach that focuses on scaffolded progressions around four core ideas: structure and properties, bonding and interactions, energy, and change and stability. The course emphasizes causal mechanistic reasoning in order to help students move beyond knowing that, to knowing how and knowing why chemical phenomena occur.”
CHEM 2323 - 2325 / 2123 - 2125 Organic Chemistry I & II, Lecture & Lab
CHEM 3438 Biochemistry I
Biochemistry Free & Easy by
Dr. Kevin Ahern and Dr. Indira Rajagopal's electronic book is aimed at helping students learn the basics of biochemistry in a fun and engaging format.
Biochemistry Free For All by
Kevin, Indira and Taralyn Tan's latest electronic book is aimed at helping students at all levels of biochemistry to learn in a fun and engaging format.
Biochemistry Online by
Biochemistry is the study of chemical processes in living organisms, including, but not limited to, living matter. Biochemistry governs all living organisms and living processes. By controlling information flow through biochemical signaling and the flow of chemical energy through metabolism, biochemical processes give rise to the incredible complexity of life. Much of biochemistry deals with the structures and functions of cellular components such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and other biomolecules —although increasingly processes rather than individual molecules are the main focus. Three major recurring chemical principles become evident: structure determines biological function/activity; binding reactions initiate all biological events; and chemical principles, such as dynamic equilibria (mass action, and reaction kinetics and mechanisms, derived from the study of small molecules, can be applied to the behavior of macromolecules. The order of the topics in Biochemistry Online is based on this evolving chemical logic.
The ChemCollective is a collection of virtual labs, scenario-based learning activities, tutorials, and concept tests. Teachers can use our content for pre-labs, for alternatives to textbook homework, and for in-class activities for individuals or teams. Students can review and learn chemistry concepts using our virtual labs, simulations, and tutorials. The ChemCollective is organized by a group of faculty and staff at Carnegie Mellon who are interested in using, assessing, and creating engaging online activities for chemistry education.
PhET Interactive Simulations for University Level
"PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations." From Univesrity of Colorado Boulder
ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database providing fast text and structure search access to over 67 million structures from hundreds of data sources. Get the chemical structure, synonyms and trade names for chemical compounds.