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On this page you will find several openly licensed Chemistry textbooks along with supplemental material, interactive simulations, and other resources.
Discipline-specific pages are not intended to be exhaustive, but to showcase content that may be of interest to faculty considering adopting open educational resources for use in their classes.
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- Introductory Chemistry, by David W. Ball, BCcampus Open Textbooks, CC BY NC SA 3.0
- Introductory Chemistry textbook image, 291/365 Chemistry, by thebarrowboy, CC BY 2.0
- Concept Development Studies in Chemistry, by OpenStax College, CC BY 2.0
- Virtual Textbook of Organic Chemistry, by William Reusch, CC BY NC ND 2.0
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Additional Sources of Open Textbooks
Course materials: Lecture Videos, Interactive Simulations etc.
LibreTexts is a collaborative approach toward chemistry education where an Open Access textbook environment is constantly being written and re-written by students and faculty members resulting in a free Chemistry textbook to supplant conventional paper-based books. See the Chemistry LibreTexts Library. To re-use these materials, follow the CC BY NC SA 3.0 permissions.
"PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations. We extensively test and evaluate each simulation to ensure educational effectiveness." To re-use these materials, follow the CC BY 3.0 permissions.
University of California - Irvine - Open Chemistry
Selected courses including required lecture courses for undergraduate UCI Chemistry majors and some electives and graduate courses. Video lectures are licensed CC BY SA 3.0.