Listed below are links to chemistry web sites which explain some of the theory and applications of chemistry in an easy to understand way.
Note: these links will lead outside the School of Chemistry web site. You can use the 'back' button or the history menu in your browser to return to our site.
- Chemistry Resources Worldwide - a collection of good quality chemistry resources on the web.
- Science is Fun - Chemistry demonstrations and experiments from the University of Wisconsin.
- MathMol - Mathematics and Molecules, how mathematics can be used to model the structures of molecules and the forces between molecules.
- WebElements - an excellent web-based Periodic Table of the Elements.
- American Elements - information about elements from a commercial chemical supplier.
- Lenntech periodic table - a web-based Periodic Table of the Elements including health and environmental effects for most elements.
- Name the elements - see how many chemical elements you can name in 10 minutes.
- Naming simple compounds - a collection of explanations and examples showing how simple inorganic compounds are named.
- Microworlds - How scientists at the University of California use a huge instrument to study the structure of matter.
- Molecule of the Month, originally from Oxford University.
- Chalkbored - chemistry11 and chemistry12 - two pages of PDF files, PowerPoint presentations and more, covering elementary chemistry topics.
- Household Products Database - from the National Institutes of Health in the USA. Find out what's in many household products, potential health effects, and safety information.
- JMol - an open source (Java) program for viewing molecular structures in various ways, including rotating the molecule and zooming in for a closer look.