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View Resource Microscale Gas Chemistry

Created by Professor Bruce M. Mattson, PhD, of Creighton University's Department of Chemistry, the Microscale Gas Chemistry Website "provides instructions for the generation of gases on a microscale level along with instructions for chemical demonstrations and student laboratory experiments with the gases." The no-frills site, designed for high school and university chemistry teachers, contains...
View Resource On-line Introductory Chemistry

Provided by Dr. Walt Volland of Bellevue (WA) Community College, this online course is an excellent resource for instructors looking for general chemistry experiments and exercises appropriate for high school and introductory college students. Weekly lessons complete with helpful figures, self-tests, problem sets, and answer keys are provided. In addition to the lessons, the site provides...
View Resource Dave Young's Chemical Topics

This collection of articles from Dave Young of Cytoclonal Pharmaceutics covers select topics in computational chemistry (e.g., molecular vibrations, pharmaceuticals, spin contamination), magnetochemistry, states of matter, and Gaussian, Mopac, and Unix computer languages. The articles are plucked from Young's publication Computational Chemistry: A Practical Guide for Applying Techniques to Real...
View Resource Acid-base Without Algebra: Graphical Treatment of Acid-base Systems

Stephen Lower of Simon Fraser University presents this site on a visual approach to acid-base problems. Lower says that although he still finds it important to teach students to solve acid-base problems algebraically, more work should be done using graphics. Here are some of the reasons he gives against the algebraic method: "1) It can be an awful lot of work. Have you ever noticed that many of...
View Resource ChemLab

Dartmouth College's introductory chemistry course program has a Web site that is worth a look by students and professors of chemistry at other institutions. Visitors to the site can ignore the exam and grading sections and head straight to the Java applets. With these nine, nifty mini-tutorials, students can create a custom periodic table, play fill-in-the-blank periodic table puzzles, run virtual...
View Resource The Periodic Table of Comic Books

Maintained by F. James Holler and John P. Selegue of the University of Kentucky's Department of Chemistry, the Periodic Table of Comic Books (yes, comic books) provides a undeniably fun way to learn about the elements. Clicking on periodic table elements brings up a page of comic book issues that involve that particular element. For example, clicking H for hydrogen brings up eight links to comic...
View Resource The Catalyst

The Catalyst is a Web site dedicated to providing online chemistry resources for the secondary education teacher. The resource links page contains dozens of links organized by subject such as organic chemistry, periodic tables, history of chemistry, experiments, teaching, and supplies. Other highlights of the site include a teacher's forum, links to other high school chemistry pages, a question...
View Resource The Accidental Scientist: Cooking

Another great Web site from the Exploratorium in San Francisco (last mentioned in the August 16, 2002 NSDL MET Report), The Accidental Scientist: Cooking is the first in a series of "Web-based projects focusing on the science behind everyday life." Offering a mind-boggling array of food-related information and activities, foodies and science-lovers alike should find this Web site extremely...
View Resource What's That Stuff?

What's That Stuff? Well, the Web site provided by Chemical and Engineering News answers this question on many of those everyday items that are just a bit curious. For example, Silly Putty is a "dilatant compound, which means it has an inverse thixotropy--that is, as a viscous suspension or gel, it becomes solid under the influence of pressure." The site explains the history and characteristics of...
View Resource A Brief Review of Elementary Quantum Chemistry

The Department of Computational Quantum Chemistry at the University of Georgia makes available the Website, A Brief Review of Elementary Quantum Chemistry, designed by David Sherrill. The discussed topics are organized in a chapter format and include the Motivation for Quantum Mechanics, the Schrodinger Equation, Mathematical Background, Populates of Quantum Mechanics, Some Analytically Soluble...
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