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General Chemistry Resources

Chapter 1: Chemistry for Life

Chapter 2: Matter

  • Water and Ice—Interactive molecular structures of water and ice, plus quiz questions
  • Wolfram Alpha—A searchable database with an amazing amount of information on chemicals and their properties
  • States of Matter A and States of Matter B—Short animations to help students visualize the molecular properties of liquid, solid, and vapor
  • Superinsulators—An article on a new state of matter discovered in 2008 (This link might be better in the chapter that has semiconductors in it.)
  • Water Vapor, Ice, and Microwaves—The chemistry behind heating water and food in the microwave
  • Confronting the Universe—A series of video interviews with several scientists who paved the way for the discovery of the Higgs boson

Chapter 3: Measuring and Calculating

  • History of the SI—A brief history of our universal scientific measurement system
  • Unit Conversion—A list of conversions, such as temperature, area, and weight, that you can use to help your students with unit conversions; also useful for practicing significant digits

Chapter 4: Atomic Structure

Chapter 5: Elements

  • The Periodic Table—An interactive periodic table of the elements with in-depth information on each element
  • Chemistry Mahjong—Educational versions of the classic Chinese game; reviews element symbols, metric prefixes, oxidation numbers, acids and bases, and more; can be used in other chapters as well
  • New Elements—A conversation with a chemistry professor about the way new elements are formed
  • The Linus Pauling Exhibit—A fascinating online museum dedicated to the life and career of Linus Pauling, including his college report cards
  • Everything You Need to Know About Elements—An amazing resource containing the history of discovery, characteristics, uses, and abundance of every element
  • The Rarest Atom on Earth—An article about recent research into astatine and the potential usefulness of this element in the future
  • Imagining the Big Bang—An artist's conception of how the universe supposedly began that will help students visualize the Big Bang theory
  • Classroom Debates—Contains plenty of resources to help you set up a first-rate debate for your students
  • Nucleosynthesis—Presents a creationary view of the evolutionary theory of nucleosynthesis, which is the formation of atomic nuclei from pre-existing protons and neutrons
  • Big Problems with the Big Bang—An excellent video, produced by Answers in Genesis, that seeks to answer the common questions that arise in a study of the Big Bang theory

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