Living Textbooks

The Chemical Education Digital Library Living Textbooks are online textbooks which cover a variety of topics including general and physical chemistry. Some of the Living Textbooks are editable or customizable to your course. Our collection includes:

ChemPRIME
editors: Ed Vitz, John W. Moore, Justin Shorb
ChemPRIME (Chemical Principles through Integrated Multiple Exemplars) is designed so that general chemistry concepts can be presented in an order that reflects the conceptual structure of the discipline and students are able to learn chemistry within a broad range of contexts that relate chemistry to other disciplines and everyday life. ChemPRIME is a collaborative project in which concepts and contexts can be contributed by anyone to a wiki and used free of charge by anyone for non-commercial purposes.
ChemPaths
editors: Justin Shorb, John W. Moore
ChemPaths provides an interface by which students can access ChemPRIME content and teachers can specify the order of presentation of that content. At present ChemPaths contains two general chemistry online textbooks.
Wiki: Quantum States of Atoms and Molecules
by David Hanson, Theresa Julia Zielinski, Erica Harvey, and Robert Sweeney
A wiki containing an introduction to quantum mechanics as it relates to spectroscopy, the electronic structure of atoms and molecules, and molecular properties.
JCE LivTexts: Quantum States of Atoms and Molecules
by David Hanson, Theresa Julia Zielinski, Erica Harvey, and Robert Sweeney
An introduction to quantum mechanics as it relates to spectroscopy, the electronic structure of atoms and molecules, and molecular properties.
JCE LivTexts: Concept Development Studies in Chemistry
by John Hutchinson
An online textbook for a 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. The 17 chapters are associated with the general chemistry course taught by the author at Rice University
Practice in Thinking: A Laboratory Course in Introductory Chemistry
by Jay A. Young
Chemistry Leaflets
Edited by Pauline G. Beery Mack
Published as a supplement to the Journal of Chemical Education, the Chemistry Leaflet provided one issue for each week of the typical school year. Leaflets were aimed at students taking chemistry, physics, or general science and provided supplemental information for chemistry textbooks during its period of publication, which was from 1927 through the mid-1940s.
Interactive Solid State Chemistry
by The Fredrickson Group at UW-Madison
An interactive textbook on solid state chemistry that will have both original material and pull on existing resources throughout the web.