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Chemistry Open Resources: CHEM1014: Introductory Chemistry & CHEM1024: University Chemistry I

This libguide is designed to help faculty locate open resources for academic use.


"Chemistry is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the two-semester general chemistry course. The textbook provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of chemistry and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. The book also includes a number of innovative features, including interactive exercises and real-world applications, designed to enhance student learning."

Wikibooks-General Chemistry

Wikibooks is for textbooks, annotated texts, instructional guides, and manuals. These materials can be used in a traditional classroom, an accredited or respected institution, a home-school environment, or for self-learning. 

Wikibooks are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.

Boundless Chemistry

About This Boundless Course

"This catalog contains educational content originally curated by Boundless. In collaboration with the Boundless team, Lumen Learning imported these OER courses to the Lumen Platform, to ensure they remain freely available to the education community after Boundless ceased operations. Lumen maintains the Boundless content in the same condition it was provided to us. Courses may contain issues with formatting, accessibility, and the degree to which content remains current, accurate, and complete.

Lumen strongly recommends that you also explore its catalog of 70+ OER courses in high-enrollment college subjects.

Lumen offers learning management system (LMS) integration, content editing, faculty training, and other services as part of a fee-based course support package for institutions interested in wider-scale adoption of OER courses. For more information, please visit"

Khan Academy-Chemistry

These short (5 to 12 minute) videos cover lower-division chemistry topics.

Open Textbook Library-Introductory Chemistry

"David W. Ball of Cleveland State University brings his new survey of general chemistry text, Introductory Chemistry. This book is intended for a one-semester introductory or preparatory chemistry course. The chapters present two features that reinforce the theme of the textbook, that chemistry is everywhere."


Dr. David W. Ball, Cleveland State University, Chemistry

Introductory Chemistry is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License.

Chemistry LibreTexts

Concept Development Studies in Chemistry

This is the preface to the Concept Development Studies in Chemistry, a series of modules for introducing chemical concepts in a General Chemistry course.

Chem Collective Virtual Lab

Purdue Libraries-Chemistry Lab Resources

The College Open Textbooks Collaborative

About College Open Textbooks

The College Open Textbooks Collaborative, a collection of twenty-nine educational non-profit and for-profit organizations, affiliated with more than 200 colleges, is focused on driving awareness and adoptions of open textbooks to more than 2000 community and other two-year colleges. This includes providing training for instructors adopting open resources, peer reviews of open textbooks, and mentoring online professional networks that support for authors opening their resources, and other services.