Faculty of Science

Chemistry

Introductory Texts

Be Prepared! Everything you should know for 1st Year Chemistry

By:  Andrew Vreugdenhil and Kelly Wright, Trent University

These online Pre-Chemistry modules are designed to function as chemistry preparation for first year chemistry students. They are particularly useful for students who, for various reasons, are otherwise not confident in their preparation for first year university level chemistry. 

Attribution:  Be Prepared! Everything you should know for 1st Year Chemistry by Andrew Vreugdenhil and Kelly Wright is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Introductory Chemistry – First Canadian EditionCanadian Content

By:  David W. Ball and Jessie A. Key, Vancouver Island University

This text is an adaptation of David W. Ball’s Introductory Chemistry open textbook that was developed by a chemistry professor at Vancouver Island University as part of the B.C. Open Textbook Project. This text has been successfully adopted and includes over 20 additional sections.

Includes: instructor resources, exercises, solutions, examples, and summaries.

Attribution:  Introductory Chemistry – First Canadian Edition by David W. Ball and Jessie A. Key is licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Chemistry: Atoms First

This OpenStax textbook was developed with chemistry professors and a pedagogical approach, with Chemistry OpenStax as the foundation. As the name suggests, this text uses an “atoms first” approach to the subject which involves the introduction of atomic and molecular structure at the beginning of the course material. This text has been successfully adopted.

Includes: instructor resources, exercises, solutions, simulations, and summaries.

 

Chemistry: OpenStax

This text was the precursor to the Atoms First book. This text covers the same concepts but through a different approach. This resource has been successfully adopted and adapted.

Includes: instructor resources, student resources, applications, summaries, exercises, and solutions.

Chemistry: The Central Science (Map)

This LibreText resource follows the published Chemistry: The Central Science textbook by Brown et al. but is under a Creative Commons license.

Includes: exercises, solutions, summaries, and simulations.

Chemistry LibreTexts

A collection of open textbooks, assignments, and other educational resources on chemistry subjects.

Includes: supplemental modules, exercises, ancillary materials.

 

The Basics of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

By: David W Ball, Cleveland State University; John W Hill, University of Wisconsin and Rhonda J Scott, Southern Adventist University

This peer-reviewed open textbook was developed to suit a one-semester General, Organic and Biological Chemistry course.

Includes: Test questions following examples, end-of-chapter exercises.

Attribution:  The Basics of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry by David W. Ball, John W. Hill and Rhonda J. Scott is licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

 

 

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