Master List of Resources for Chemistry Students and Chemists
Best tool for chemistry homework: The Pocket Chemist
The Pocket Chemist is designed specifically for chemistry students and chemists to draw reactions more quickly and neatly, along with providing reference physical constants and equations to help with calculations. It's meant to help you focus on the most difficult parts of chemistry, not how to draw good polygons or which textbook cover has the right physical constant you need.
It's made from laser-cut, laser-engraved enamel-coated stainless steel to stand up to years of use. Since it's the size of a credit card, it's easier to carry and use in a notebook than the larger flimsy plastic stencils.
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Our favorite websites to help you learn chemistry:
OrganicChemistryTutor.com - Our favorite resource for organic chemistry study guides and cheat sheets. Victor's colorful hand-written style makes learning enjoyable and forces the guides to be concise instead of dumping copy & pasted information into each one.
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ChemHelper's glossary of chemistry terms- An incredibly valuable reference page. The site is a little outdated but excels at being concise and direct. Also includes some practice questions and self-directed learning materials.
MIT Open Courseware Chemistry Classes - The gold standard of self-directed learning. MIT publishes full course materials for every chemistry class at every level. OChem 1 includes full homework sets and practice exams. Fully downloadable for working without WiFi!
Khan Academy - A massive video course-based website to learn all types of things. This link will take you to their organic chemistry section.
Organic Chem Explained- A blog website by chemist Mark Coster with small detailed posts and organized by sections so you can quickly find help on whatever you're struggling with. Also has practice problems and offers online tutoring sessions.
Master Organic Chemistry- A well-organized website with small modules for every topic. Also has cheat sheets available for purchase that are dense but organized. Modern and easy UI that makes browsing much more enjoyable!
Useful Digital Tools for Chemists:
A 100,000+ word chemistry dictionary that can be installed to MS Word to prevent it from automatically adding red squiggle underlines to technical words that are spelled correctly.
ChemistryHall.com re-launched in 2019 and is releasing new weekly blog posts ranging from interesting chemistry news, breakthrough research highlights and lists of the best chemistry textbooks for learning at every level.
CompoundChem.com specializes in intricate chemistry-based infographics that explain relevant statistics and studies that are of interest to the general public.
A Chat and Waffles Chemistry Blog has some incredibly interesting and amusing posts dating back many years. It's a great place to get lost in the goings-on of chemistry outside of your classroom.