118 Chemistry

Also see Chemistry OER in development.
Intro to Chemistry/Lab and General College Chemistry I/Lab: These documents map OER (curated by librarians and vetted for content and alignment by subject matter experts) to specific outcomes/competencies or items for these courses (CHE 101 and CHE 111, Colorado).
Last update: Feb 19/21


MERLOT Chemistry (Various CC licences)

The MERLOT Chemistry Portal helps people explore all the many resources available for teaching and learning chemistry.

Open Chemistry (CC BY-SA)

Open Chemistry (OpenChem) provides a full curriculum of recorded lectures covering undergraduate chemistry plus selected graduate topics. Through lecture videos and ancillary materials, anyone in the world can effectively sit alongside UCI Irvine students and view complete undergraduate core and elective course lectures delivered by top faculty members.

WikiEducator CHEMISTRY (CC BY-SA)This is a Canadian created resource

A collection of chemistry resources curated by a British Columbia high school teacher.


Biochemistry (CC BY-NC-SA)

Biochemistry is an introductory course, designed for both biology and chemical engineering majors. A consistent theme in this course is the development of a quantitative understanding of the interactions of biological molecules from a structural, thermodynamic, and molecular dynamic point of view. A molecular simulation environment provides the opportunity for you to explore the effect of molecular interactions on the biochemical properties of systems.

Chemistry – Review of Stoichiometry (CC BY-NC-SA)

This is a complete course in chemical stoichiometry, which is a set of tools chemists use to count molecules and determine the amounts of substances consumed and produced by reactions. The course is set in a scenario that shows how stoichiometry calculations are used in real-world situations. The list of topics (see below) is similar to that of a high school chemistry course, although with a greater focus on reactions occurring in solution and on the use of the ideas to design and carry out experiments.

OpenOChem Cloud (Various CC licences)

A homework/quizzing system that plugs in to your existing LMS. Unlike other “do all” homework systems, OpenOChem was designed from the ground up for creating, sharing, and administering Organic Chemistry assessments.

Supplementary Materials

This is a Canadian created resourceA student Workbook and PPT Slides for Chemistry and the Environment: A Chemistry Perspective for discussion of Environmental Issues (CC BY)

This is a Canadian created resourceOrgChem 101 Learning Lab (CC BY-NC-SA)

A set of organic chemistry learning modules that provide structured guidance to explore organic chemistry concepts. The modules provide metacognitive support, interactive instructional videos, animations, and interactive activities that promote the mastery of concepts, provide feedback, and link to real-world contexts with three learning modules:

  1. Nomenclature for organic chemistry
  2. Organic reaction mechanisms
  3. Organic acid-base reactions


B.C. Open Textbook Collection: Chemistry This is a Canadian created resource(Various CC licences)

A collection of open textbooks relating to various topics in chemistry.

This is a Canadian created resourceChemistry and the Environment: A Chemistry Perspective for discussion of Environmental Issues (CC BY)

This textbook designed to accompany a one-semester course in chemistry-based discussions of important environmental issues such as air pollution, the ozone layer, climate change and water quality. Chemical principles are introduced, followed by environmental ‘focus’ sections to base discussions on the scientific principles and societal intricacies of the individual topics. A student Workbook and PPT Slides are also available.

CLUE: Chemistry, Life, the Universe and Everything (CC BY-NC-SA)

This text is intended to provide an in-depth introduction to the key ideas in chemistry. We have designed the book to show how these ideas are developed from simple to complex systems and how they relate to each other. We consider three ideas central to an understanding of chemistry: the structure of matter, the properties of matter, and the energy changes involved in the reorganization of matter; all are connected by the interactions or forces that cause matter to interact.

Concept Development Studies in Chemistry (CC BY)

“Concept Development Studies in Chemistry” is an online textbook for an Introductory General Chemistry course. Each module develops a central concept in Chemistry from experimental observations and inductive reasoning. This approach complements an interactive or active learning teaching approach.

Chemistry LibreTexts (CC BY-NC-SA)

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


Chemistry Videos (CC BY)

The following three training videos were produced by the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) with an OER Grant from BCcampus Open Education.

  1. pH meter and electro-conductivity (EC) meter training
  2. Ion Chromatography Training
  3. Microwave Digester Training

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