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CHEMISTRY - USEFUL WEBSITES

A range of high-quality resources for Chemistry are available on the web. Start exploring them here:

General journal directories

Online lectures

  • Coursera: Online courses some are free and some cost money (especially if you want a diploma/certificate)
  • EdX: Free online courses from the top universities in the world (for a diploma/certificate it costs money.)

Revision/Lab guides

  • Allery Chemistry - YouTube channel: Revision videos created for various secondary school Chemistry exams. Useful for revising previously acquired knowledge.
  • Journal of Visualised Experiments (JoVE): for help with laboratory techniques, a collection of videos demonstrating key experimental methods.
  • Learn Chemistry: A free resource for Chemistry teachers and students of all levels, including higher education, hosted by Royal Society of Chemistry.

Glossaries/Nomenclature

  • Wolftam Chemistry Glossary: Glossary of Chemistry terms.
  • IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology: The online version of the "Gold Book" which collects together terminology definitions from IUPAC recommendations published in the journal Pure and Applied Chemistry and in the other Colour Books.
  • IUPAC Nomenclature: This site, based at Queen Mary, provides information on IUPAC recommendations. The full-text of many of the recommendations is also available here.

Periodical tables

  • Interactive Periodic table: “The Royal Society of Chemistry's interactive periodic table features history, alchemy, podcasts, videos, and data trends across the periodic table.”
  • WebElements: The periodic table of the chemical elements on the web.

Organic chemistry/Inorganic chemistry

  • Macrogalleria: 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.

Spectroscopy

Analytical chemistry

  • 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

  • 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.
  • E-Crystals:The archive for Crystal Structures generated by the Southampton Chemical Crystallography Group and the EPSRC UK National Crystallography Service.

Safety

Organisations

Professional Organisations (UK)

Professional Organisations (International)

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