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Chem Webs

  • American Chemical Society — requires registration; provides information for undergraduate and graduate students through the educator and students section; news and articles are available through the enthusiasts section

  • ChemWeb — requires registration; provides updated chemistry news and information according to discipline (Analytical, Bio, Catalysis…) and through the Alchemist magazine; there is limited access to databases and journals; most information can be accessed through the home and forums menus at the top of the web page

  • International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry — provides information on nomenclature and symbols; there are links to websites about chemical elements; a few online publications are also available

Chemical Information:
  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease and Registry — this institute is a part of the Department of Health and Human Services; gives information on hazardous substances and public health

  • Chemfinder — provides synonyms, CAS numbers, and physical properties data for thousands of chemicals

  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards — this institute is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); presents key information and data for about 650 chemicals or substance groups

  • The University of Akron Hazardous Chemical Database — information for over 20,000 hazardous chemicals; includes names, formulas, and physical data

  • University of Oxford Chemical and Safety Information — MSDS on about 15,500 chemicals through the MSDS Data Sheets link; a chemical safety information glossary is also provided through the Glossary link

Government Websites:
  • The Department of Energy — through the Science and Technology link on the left column, there is a great deal of information through the Research Initiatives and Education & Information quick links

  • Energy Science News — published quarterly by the US Department of Energy’s Office of Planning and Analysis within the Office of Science; the purpose of the publication is to inform about current research initiatives and progress in science related fields

  • The Environmental Protection Agency — through the Browse EPA Topics link on the left column, information can be accessed about subjects such as environmental research and environmental management

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Chemistry WebBook — a collection of thermochemical and thermophysical data complied by the NIST

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Reference on Constants, Units, and Uncertainty — gives the values of scientific constants and explains the SI measurement system

The Elements:
  • The Elemental Data Index — provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); it’s a periodic table with individual elemental data such as atomic weight, ionization energy, ground-state level, and ground-state configuration

  • The Visual Elements Periodic Table — gives information on each element, such as discovery, origin, and description

  • WebElements — a periodic table with extensive information about every element; information ranges from the history of the element to common compounds to physical properties

  • American Elements – Provided by a commercial enterprise that produces advanced materials for governments, universities and national laboratories; it describes the research and uses of each of the elements, including properties, safety data and applications.

General Chemistry:
  • Chemistry Functions — website can be used to solve chemistry related problems such as molar conversions and balancing chemical equations

  • Chemputer — a Chemistry Calculator; can calculate element percentages in molecules and reaction yields

  • General Chemistry Online — provides online notes for general chemistry; a glossary is provided with hundreds of terms

  • Interactive Chemistry Tutorials — from Ohio State University; provides short quizzes on a variety of areas in general chemistry

  • The Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) Model — reviews Lewis structures and molecular geometry; a glossary of chemistry terms is provided on the bottom left column

Organic Chemistry:
  • Electronic Organic Chemistry Flashcards — from Ohio State University; flashcard decks are provided for various organic reactions, simply click on a reaction type and flip through the flashcards

  • Monomer Chem’s Name Reaction List  — a list of organic reactions from A to Z, just click on a term and see the reaction drawn out

  • Organic Chemistry Help — sponsored by Frostburg State University; reviews and explains some common mechanisms

  • The Organometallic Hypertextbook — information given on topics such as carbonyl complexes and substitution reactions

  • Tutorials in Organic Chemistry — provides sections on organic reactions and common definitions/terms

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR):
  • The Basics of NMR — an extensive online textbook of NMR concepts

  • Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance — some basics on proton NMR

  • SpectroscopyNowNews and Features and Education links provide some useful information on current research articles

Molecular Models:
(NOTE: All of these websites require special downloads to run properly.)

  • Molecular Geometry — contains Lewis dot and 3D structures for a variety of molecules

  • Molecular Models for Biochemistry — provides images of molecules and macromolecules found in biochemistry

  • Protein Explorer — allows one to take a look at 3D molecular structures

General Science:
  • CNN — updated science and space news from

  • New Scientist — vast assortment of scientific topics; information ranges from artificial intelligence to alternative fuel vehicles

  • Science Daily Magazine — information on the latest discoveries and research taking place within the United States

  • Science NetWatch — through Science Magazine; links to hundreds of websites for any scientific subject

  • Science News — online news magazine; some full text articles online, however bibliographic references and sources are available for all published articles

  • Yahoo News — science news from Reuters and AP; for more science news use All Science Full Coverage link under the Full Coverage heading on the left side of the page

  • This site has a number of items related to math utilities and science related items.

Miscellaneous Chemistry Topics:
  • The Macrogalleria — a University of Southern Mississippi polymer website; a thorough introduction to polymers

  • Nobel e-Museum — reviews the noble prize winners in chemistry

  • Stain Removal Guide — tips to removing ink and rust stains and more

  • The T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S.  Project — highly scientific experimental results involving Twinkies

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