Chemistry 370 Weblinks

There are numerous excellent web resources on all of these topics. This is not a comprehensive list; you can do a Google search if you wish to find more. If you find particularly helpful sites, please let me know.

If your browser does not have Chime installed, consider obtaining a free copy.
(Chime is used for viewing 3 dimensional figures on many of the pages linked below.)

Check this one out for a course designed for 14-17 year olds: SUPER QUİNTET CHEMISTRY I


Atomic Structure and Periodicity

John Dalton, the man and his legacy: the bicentenary of his Atomic Theory.  Dalton Trans., 2003, 3811-3820.

Some Periodic Charts:

One of the best, if not the best, periodic chart on the Web, is WebElements. Click on an element and get lots of information.

However, there are some others that are useful and/or amusing.


              A chart with the names of the elements through 111.


              One listing comic book pages that involve each element

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is the source of definitive physical data. The following two links will take you to Chemistry and Physics Databases.

  NIST Chemistry WebBook
  NIST Physical Reference Data

 Another place to get info is the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

The Washington State University Inorganic Chemistry Resources site has resources including a periodic chart that shows atomic, ionic, and van der Waals sizes and a collection of inorganic structures. You must obtain Chime for your browser. I find that  some of the WSU CHIME pages cannot be viewed with Internet Explorer, so use Netscape.    

Two sites that provide interactive graphical representations of atomic and some molecular orbitals.

  Atomic Orbitals You can download the Orbital Viewer from this site and use it as a stand alone on your computer.
  The Orbitron

Trying to get a better understanding of standing waves?  Check out the Physics Classroom or this website on resonance and standing waves.

Looking to brush up on the Modern Physics you learned in high school?  Check out Physics200: The Atomic Lab at the University of Colorado or the Physics Classroom.


There are a number of tutorial sites for VSEPR. Here are three:

  VSEPR Help Page at Purdue University
  VSEPR at Sheffield University
  A VSEPR tutorial found by Dr. Caran

The Virtual Chemistry site at Oxford has several resources. The VSEPR one may be helpful during your review.

Some very neat applets that demonstrate various physics and chemistry concepts. See particularly the ones on hydrogenic atomic orbitals and molecular orbitals. Internet Explorer 6 is recommended.



Professor Dean Johnson at Otterbein College has an introductory level symmetry tutorial.

Prof. James Tyrrell at Southern Illinois University has prepared a nice description of symmetry operations and point group assignment.

A symmetry and point group tutorial.

Two different types of flow charts (chart 1, chart 2) for assigning point groups.




Introduction to Solids

The structure of crystals at King's College - Thanks Donna for the update

Lectures on Inorganic Structure by Dr. S. J. Heyes at Oxford

Some Crystal Structure Tutorials thanks to Donna Kennan


Coordination Chemistry

To help you review transition metal chemistry, visit Purdue University's Coordination Compounds Help Page,  and the course at the University of the West Indies - Mona


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Last Modified: 01/25/2010