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Sample Open Chemistry Textbooks
Chemistry - OpenStax
Chemistry is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the two-semester general chemistry course. Students earn the core concepts of chemistry and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them.
Chemistry: Atoms First - OpenStax
This title is an adaptation of the OpenStax Chemistry text and covers scope and sequence requirements of the two-semester general chemistry course. Introduces atomic and molecular structure much earlier than the traditional approach, delaying the introduction of more abstract material so students have time to acclimate to the study of chemistry.
Introductory Chemistry - Cleveland State University
Written by David W. Ball of Cleveland State University, this book is intended for a one-semester introductory or preparatory chemistry course.
General Chemistry - Wikibook
An introduction to the basic concepts of chemistry, including atomic structure and bonding, chemical reactions, and solutions. Other topics covered include gases, thermodynamics, kinetics and equilibrium, thermodynamics, redox, and chemistry of the elements.
Organic Chemistry - Michigan State University
Written by William Reusch, this virtual textbook allows for visualization of 3D-molecular models while teaching principles of Organic Chemistry.
The Basics of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry
Written by three Chemistry professors for the one-semester General, Organic and Biological Chemistry course. The authors designed this textbook from the ground up to meet the needs of a one-semester course.
General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications
Represents a step in the evolution of the general chemistry text that reflects the increasing overlap between chemistry and other disciplines. Discusses exciting and relevant aspects of biological, environmental, and materials science usually relegated to the last few chapters, and provides a format that allows the instructor to tailor the emphasis to the needs of the class.
Organic Chemistry - Wikibook
The world’s first and only open content organic
chemistry textbook written by a team of experts and chemistry professors from Cleveland State University and other institutions.