SCF Chemistry Library

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SCF Chemistry Library

Postby Silkworm on August 12th, 2006, 6:30 am 

This thread is intended to be a database for links pertaining to information covered by this sub-forum. Links to tutorials, videos, interactive media, etc. will be listed and categorized here. Please feel free to submit any additions for this library in this format:

Name of the Website, Link, 1 sentence description and then possibly a suggestion of what category (tutorials, videos, etc.) the link should go in.


The eSkeletons Project,, An interactive examination of primate morphology, Interactive Media

This is an example of how the link will be listed with the name of the contributor in parentheses at the end.

Interactive Media

The eSkeletons Project, An interactive examination of primate morphology. (Silkworm)

Submissions will be listed by category on this particular post, which will be edited to serve as the SCF Chemistry Library, a living document. And as it is living, it will change. Categories added and links added and removed as there is demand for it.

A few quick notes:

1.Please contribute your links. Our combined efforts will make this a valuable and comprehensive internet resource.
2.Please report broken links, make comments, here.
3.If you feel a site is at the apex of quality please endorse it. Recommended links will have a “*” added to them. These should not be taken lightly and only added to the best of the best.

SCF Chemistry Library


See SCF Biochem & Genetics Library,



Origins of the Element Names, A historical look at element names.

Greek Myth and the Periodic Table, This page looks at the connection between the Periodic Table of Elements and Greek Mythology.

History of the Elements and Their Discoveries,

Soft Ciencias, A good place for short biographies and scientific history, and has a periodic table.

General Chemistry

Berkeley Lectures, This page includes links to podcast lectures of many courses at Berkeley, including introductory and organic chemistry. Lectures.

chemguide, Helping you to understand Chemistry. Tutorials.

Department of Chemistry, A few lectures and notes from the Imperial College of London., A Video Introduction to General Chemistry. Lectures.

General Chemistry: Principles and Applications, Several videos, animations, tutorials provided by Prentice Hall. Interactive Media., Principles of
Chemical Science. Lectures.


MIT Open Courseware, Principles of Chemical Science, Fall 2005.

Science Help Online for Chemistry, This site has been designed to aid students who are learning Chemistry, by providing them with additional lessons, worksheets, and review materials.

Virtual Laboratory, Interesting resource from Oxford University, includes virtual labs, lectures, etc.

Inorganic Chemistry

Structure World, Structure World is designed for students who are interested in learning the basic structures of inorganic chemistry. Each structure here is shown in several different representations and includes a model that you can manipulate and rotate in real time if you have the proper plug-in installed.


Table of Isotopes, LBNL Isotopes Project - LUNDS Universitet.


Organic Syntheses, Since 1921, Organic Syntheses has provided the chemistry community with annual collections of detailed, reliable, and carefully checked procedures for the synthesis of organic compounds.

Lanthanides and Actanides

Lanthanides & Actinides, Dr Mike Hill at Imperial College of London.

Organic Chemistry

ACD labs, Free Desktop and Web-based IUPAC Naming software. (graemhoek)

Berkeley Lectures, This page includes links to podcast lectures of many courses at Berkeley, including introductory and organic chemistry. Lectures.

ELECTRONIC FLASH CARDS, Some organic chemistry flashcards for beginners. (Cultivator)

Virtual Textbook of Organic Chemistry, A a portal for organic chemistry beginners. (Cultivator)


DOH Group, Organometallic information provided by Oxford University.

The Organometallic Hypertextbook,


Chemfinder, A database of MSDS information where free registration is required after the first few searches.

Chemical Information, Database of over 380,000 chemicals, synonyms, structures, regulatory list information, and links to other databases.

National Toxicology Program, From the Department of Health and Human Services.


Chemical Heritage Foundation, The Chemical Heritage Foundation serves the community of the chemical and molecular sciences, and the wider public, by treasuring the past, educating the present, and inspiring the future.


Linus Pauling, 1983 interview on UC Berkeley TV, freely viewable at Google video.

Periodic Tables

Chemistry Coach, A bookmark page with MANY periodic tables.

Dr. Rob's Periodic Table, A simple periodic table with good information.

Elementymology & Elements Multidict, A periodic table with specific information on elements.

Net Elements, More information on the elements.

Periodic Table, A periodic table that's easy to navigate, and fits the page.

Periodic Table Live, A periodic table with great information provided by the University of Wisconsin.

The Periodic Table of Poetry, Chemistry and poetry together as never before.

The Pictorial Periodic Table, Periodic table with some pictures and information.

Soft Ciencias, A good place for short biographies and scientific history, and has a periodic table.

Web Elements Scholar, A favorite among chemistry students. (BioWizard)

The Wooden Periodic Table, A fancy looking periodic table with plenty of information and pictures.

Quantum Numbers


Quantum Numbers, Dialogue explaining quantum numbers, from Colorado University.

Quantum Numbers,

Quantum Numbers and Electron Configurations, From Purdue.

Quantum Numbers and the Periodic Table, From the University of Cincinnati.


Chemistry Digital Library, Online Chemistry Publications, Databases & Journals.

Cheminfo, Chemical information sources from Indiana University.

Chemweb, provides access to the information chemists need to enhance their research, product development, self-development, education, and/or their businesses in Chemistry and related disciplines.

Ionic Liquids Database, IUPAC. (Cyndi Loo)

Links for Chemists, Chemistry section of the WWW Virtual Library.

NIST Chemistry Webbook, Massive amounts of chemical information, like the spectroscopy of specific molecules.

College Physics for Students of Biology and Chemistry, Interactive textbook provided by the University of Cincinnati.

College Physics for Students of Biology and Chemistry 2nd Edition, Interactive textbook provided by the University of Cincinnati.


Blue Software, A site with bookmarks to chemistry freeware.

Chemistry Freeware Project, Another site focusing on chemistry freeware.


Basics of NMR, From the Rochester Institute of Technology. Interactive textbook.

Chromatography and Spectroscopy Tutorials, From Sheffield Hallam University.

1H NMR Intrepretation Tutorial, From Wake Forest University.

1H Prediction, 1H Chemical Shift Prediction.

NMR Information Server,

NMR Spectroscopy. Principles and Application, Six second year lectures given at Imperial College by Henry Rzepa.

NMR Tutorials, From the University of Arizona. Tutorials.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. Tutorial from Michigan State University.

Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc, A brief introduction to Raman spectroscopy. Tutorials.

Spectroscopy Now, The free online resource for the spectroscopy community.

Spectroscopy & Spectrometry, Many links to tutorials and other information on spectroscopy & spectrometry.

WebSpectra, Problems in IR and NMR.


United Nuclear, Supplying the science hobbyist, industry, government, schools & universities since 1998.[/sup]
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Postby Cyndi Loo on August 18th, 2006, 1:43 am 

Here is a link to an online chemistry database.

IUPAC Ionic Liquids Database, ILThermo, is a free web research tool that allows users worldwide to access an up-to-date data collection from the publications on experimental investigations of thermodynamic, and transport properties of ionic liquids as well as binary and ternary mixtures containing ionic liquids.
Cyndi Loo

Postby Cultivator on August 26th, 2006, 2:34 am 

Here is a portal for orgo beginners:

...and some Orgo flashcards for beginners:

(NOTE FROM SILKWORM: Updated up to here)
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The Janet Periodic Table

Postby chemguy on October 12th, 2006, 12:50 am 

The Janet Periodic Table (1929) is an interesting 2D arrangement of the natural elements. Further information on the Janet table may be found at;

The Janet table can be re-arranged as a series of four square matrices. Each matrix is a different size. Each matrix arranges the orbitals (s,p,d,f) into a series of concentric rings. The “s” ring is the core and the other orbitals form concentric rings around the core.

Each element has a "most significant electron". Elements which are located on a major diagonal of any matrix have the quantum number for orbital magnetic moment (mL) equal to zero, for the most significant electron.

The matrices may be stacked vertically with the core elements aligned vertically. This is a 3D arrangement of the natural elements which I call the Periodic Stack of Elements. Vertical sections through the stack give interesting groupings of elements.

From observations it is possible to deduce a 2x3 matrix of quantum numbers.
The top row is; n , L , s
The bottom row is; mn , mL , ms
The quantum number mn is unrecognized and may represent the magnetic moment of dipole precession or some magnetic moment associated with q.n. 'n'.

For further information please see;
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Postby Azer3000 on April 26th, 2007, 4:33 pm 

here is a link to an element database. This provides EXTREMELY resourceful and precise information:

Postby Silkworm on April 26th, 2007, 4:37 pm 

Azer3000 wrote:here is a link to an element database. This provides EXTREMELY resourceful and precise information:

Yeah, webelements is great. I already have it in the library under periodic tables, but I should put it under reference too. I need to update these libraries too. When you get into spectroscopy you'll love the NIST webbook.

Audio/video chemistry lectures

Postby seouldavid on March 11th, 2010, 7:22 am 

There are many audio/video lectures related to chemistry, available for free on the Internet. The lectures can be used for people as a supplemental or self-teaching material. The following site provide a list of links to audio/video lectures in chemistry and chemical engineering.

Re: SCF Chemistry Library

Postby bose on May 2nd, 2010, 12:09 am 

How to do calculations between moles, atoms or molecules, and grams of a substance

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Re: SCF Chemistry Library

Postby Crystal grower on April 23rd, 2016, 2:40 pm
Interesting synthesis, crystal growing procedures, info about minerals and more, with great photos.
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