Resources on the Web
Skills to develop
- Find chemical information on the world wide web (the web).
- Assess quality of chemical information.
- Use the information for reports, study, and work.
Chemical Information on the Web
Our ancestors could not have imagined what our world and life style is like.
They did not forsee the comming of the instant communication (e-mail, talk,
video phone etc) with someone on the other side of the planet Earth right
from our bedroom, the availability of information using at finger tips
(keyboards or mouse required), and the feasibility of financial and trade
transactions using computers. Likewise, neither can we imagine what the
future world is like. We cannot predict how the World Wide Web is going to
change the we we learn, the way we live, and the way we earn a living.
The Web is just as varied as are people. There is a lot of chemical
information on the Web. There is so much out there that they almost
render themselves useless. Facing the abundance of information, we need
to develop skills to solve these problems. How can we find useful information?
How reliable is the information? What is the purpose of the information?
Why is it free? When will the information become irrelevant?
Who provides it?
Here are some chemical information that might be of interest to
you as the following items are related to the applied chemistry.
Fundamentals of Chemistry
Global Instructional Chemistry
Links to many interesting sites related to chemistry instruction.
The Electronic Chemistry Library
- Electronic Chemistry Library at Imperial College has links to various
useful places. It has a package for report generation, www, etc.
Molecules in Motion: An active
chemical exploratorium. You can explore environmental and simple molecules,
21st centurury molecules and imaginative molecules, drugs, molecules of life,
polymers and repeating molecules, nobel prize winning molecules.
MINE Types for Chemistry
- developed by Henry Rzepa at Imperial College and Benjamin Whitaker at the
CS ChemFinderCambridge Soft
Corb. (CS) chemistry finder for various compounds. Enter a formula, name,
CAS number, molecular formula, or molecular weight and you will be amazed
for the information associated with each of the compounds.
Thoughts on Problem Solving Dicusses closed-ended problems, open-ended
problems, types of problems, and strategies for problem solving.
Issues in the Environment and ChemistryLectures, issues, and discussions.
The CCR Teaching Toolkit is a
collection of tools to teach the inter-relations between science and
engineering, technology and society.
Some useful modules are:
by Lynn A. Melton, Univ. Texas/Dallas.
Industrial case histories
lists a few modules from industrial cases.
Structure and Isomerism of Coordination Compounds
ExplorationsThis web site will allow you to test your knowledge of industrial processes and
chemistry by providing interactive problems and examples that fall within the realm
of the of modern day industrial processes. But the website mission files are
The Chemical Industry
Maintained by the National Environmental Information Service about
chemical industry. It contains links to US and International chemical
This overwhelming mountain of links from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden
covers just about everything you might want to know about biomedicine,
down to the last quark. Sure, you know links like "Molecular Modelling & NMR
Spectroscopy" are aimed at the pros, but casual biomedicine fans (you
know who you are) will find "Ophthalmology Patient Information" and other
Chemical Companies: Sites of chemical industries and business such as
Dow Chemical, Dupont, AlliedSignal, BASF, Bayer, Carmel Chemicals, etc..
Israel Science and Technology