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Call Number: QD31.3.F56 2016
Publication Date: 2015-03-12
On this page you will find several openly licensed Chemistry textbooks along with supplemental material, interactive simulations, and other resources.
Discipline-specific pages are not intended to be exhaustive, but to showcase content that may be of interest to faculty considering adopting open educational resources for use in their classes.
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Introductory Chemistry by
Publication Date: February 28, 2013 | Updated: May 10, 2019
The goal of this textbook is not to make you an expert. True expertise in any field is a years-long endeavor. Here I will survey some of the basic topics of chemistry. This survey should give you enough knowledge to appreciate the impact of chemistry in everyday life and, if necessary, prepare you for additional instruction in chemistry.
Organic Chemistry With a Biological Emphasis (Volumes I & II) by
Publication Date: 2018-10-13
This textbook is designed for a two-semester, sophomore-level course in Organic Chemistry in which biological chemistry takes center stage. For the most part, the text covers the core concepts of organic structure, structure determination, and reactivity in the standard order. What is different is the context: biological chemistry is fully integrated into the explanation of central principles, and as much as possible the in-chapter and end-of-chapter problems are taken from the biochemical literature. Many laboratory synthesis reactions are also covered, generally in parallel with their biochemical counterparts - but it is intentionally the biological chemistry that comes first.
Course materials: Lecture Videos, Interactive Simulations etc.
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University of California - Irvine - Open Chemistry
Selected courses including required lecture courses for undergraduate UCI Chemistry majors and some electives and graduate courses. Video lectures are licensed CC BY SA 3.0.
The ChemWiki is a collaborative approach toward chemistry education where an Open Access textbook environment is constantly being written and re-written by students and faculty members resulting in a free Chemistry textbook to supplant conventional paper-based books. See also the ChemWiki Core. To re-use these materials, follow the CC BY NC SA 3.0 permissions.