Open Textbook Collections
Courses and Videos
- edX – Chemistry Courses
- Coursera – Chemistry Courses
Find free and paid online courses.
- Future Learn
- OpenChem – UC Irvine
Open Chemistry (OpenChem) provides a full curriculum of recorded lectures covering undergraduate chemistry plus selected graduate topics.
- Khan Academy
- Khan Academy – Organic Chemistry
- MIT OpenCourse Ware
MIT Open Courseware offers an extensive series of online courses in Chemistry. Course format generally includes lecture videos, interactive concept quizzes (solution key), problem sets, terms and definitions, suggested topics and links, and exams (with solution key).
- TED Talks: By Brilliant Women in STEM
These women are trailblazers inspiring a new generation of girls to follow their lead and change the ratio in STEM (science, math, engineering and tech).
- Top University Videos
This Digital Library portal contains the metadata of the YouTube Channels of the world’s Top Universities.
- Saylor Courses
Explore the real-world applications of chemistry.
Free Online Lectures and Courses for Chemistry.
- Open Course Library Resources
Introduction to Chemistry (Inorganic)
- Chemistry Crash Course
Great to watch before tackling a new topic with broad background information
- Master Organic Chemistry
Videos describing how to work organic chemistry problems.
- Mayer from TTU
Compilation of videos about organic chemistry
- Mike Christiansen
Tons of short videos on general, organic, and biochemistry
- Allery Chemistry – YouTube channel
Revision videos created for various secondary school Chemistry exams. Useful for revising previously acquired knowledge.
- Chemistry the Central Science – Ohio State University
Introductory General Chemistry Resources
Labs, Simulations and Toolkits
- Virtual Chemistry Lab
Highly reviewed by MERLOT peers – “Here’s your chance to mix chemicals without wearing safety goggles. You won’t spill any acid on the spectrometer in this lab. Choose solutions from the vast database and mix ’em together till the cloned cows come home. Marvel as the chemical solutions react in real time.”
- Journal of Visualised Experiments (JoVE): for help with laboratory techniques, a collection of videos demonstrating key experimental methods.
- Interactive Simulations for General Chemistry
The collection of interactive simulations covers a wide range of general chemistry topics, with each simulation addressing key concepts and enable students to practice and teachers to demonstrate these topics.
- Organic Chemistry Toolkit
Each link here provides access to web-based materials of general use to students in the specified courses.
- Not Voodoo: Demystifying Synthetic Organic Laboratory Techniques
Demystifying Synthetic Organic Chemistry
- Interactive Periodic table
The Royal Society of Chemistry’s interactive periodic table features history, alchemy, podcasts, videos, and data trends across the periodic table.
The periodic table of the chemical elements on the web.
Organic chemistry/Inorganic chemistry
Provides a wealth of information around polymers, created by the University of Southern Mississippi.
- Molecule of the Month
As the name suggests, every month a link to information about a new molecule is added to this site. An alternative collection is available at com.
- Organic Chemistry Portal
Offers an overview of recent topics, interesting reactions, and information on important chemicals for organic chemists.
- Organic Synthesis
Provides detailed, reliable, and carefully checked procedures for the synthesis of organic compounds.
- Organometallic HyperTextBook
This site, created by Rob Toreki, is designed as a reference tool for students that are starting out in the area of organometallic chemistry. It includes information on a wide range of topics as well as links to other useful Internet resources.
- NIST Chemistry WebBook
Provides the most comprehensive spectral data collections on the web.
- NIST Atomic Spectroscopy Databases
Access various databases for spectroscopic information.
Text access to hundreds of thousands of free NMR, IR, Raman, UV-Vis, and mass spectra.
- Spectral Database for Organic Compounds
A large searchable information sources with spectral compound data.
- Analytical Sciences Digital Library
This site, funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF), provides a collection of peer-reviewed analytical science resources for researchers, teachers, students, and interested amateurs.
- Crystallography 101
Interactive learning resource around protein crystallography created by Bernhard Rupp.
- Crystallography – applets and simulations
Various applets and simulations to visualise the process and concepts.
- Crystallography Open Database
Open access structural database which allows CIF downloads.
Provides crystallographic structural data. Queen Mary students and staff can register for free.
The archive for Crystal Structures generated by the Southampton Chemical Crystallography Group and the EPSRC UK National Crystallography Service.
- Health and safety in higher education
Comprehensive guide on health and safety from the Royal Society of Chemistry.
- Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Provides information around safety for commercially available materials and substances.