Professor K's list of chemistry resources

Careers in chemistry

Programs, apps and plug-ins

  • You need a good calculator for chemistry, and it doesn't have to be expensive. Check this one out.
  • ACD ChemSketch (free chemistry structure drawing program- very versatile and great for lab reports!)
  • ChemDoodle is a similar web-based program
  • Chemistry plug-in for Microsoft Word
  • Periodic table or element questions? Check out the free Simple Periodic Table app at the Google Play store.
  • Got an iPad instead? Check out the NOVA Elements iPad app (also available in an online edition).
  • While a dedicated scientific calculator is required in most chemistry classes, the RealCalc Scientific Calculator app (Android) is great in a lot of other situations.
  • The Royal Society of Chemistry has a free downloadable symbol font that can be helpful in writing lab reports. Note that you will have to save the font in a Word file if you are emailing the file, but you cannot embed it in a pdf.
  • The AtomDroid app is powerful molecular modeling software (more powerful than a Silicon Graphics computer from the early 90s!).
  • For iPhone/iPad, the free molecular modeling app is called Molecules.
  • My Molecularium (from the folks behind the film "Molecules to the Max") is a fun game for Android or iPhone that allows you to build molecules in 3D and learn about them.

Lab report/scientific writing help

Reference tables

Tutorials and reviews - while Professor Kolack is developing his, here are a few existing tutorials you may find useful

Interesting reading and just for fun

Kevin Kolack, Kolack, Professor Kevin Kolack, Ph.D., Chemistry Department, Queensborough Community College

© 2015 Professor Kevin Kolack

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