Chemistry 311, Spring 2014

Submitted by jwmoore on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:05

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Chemistry 311
Spring 2014
Prof. John W. Moore

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What is the difference between ChemPaths Online Resources and the printed textbook?

ChemPaths has been developed as a project of the ChemEd Digital Library to bring chemistry to life using interactive molecule viewers, animations and videos. This online textbook is based on the printed textbook Chemistry by John W. Moore, William G. Davies, and Ronald W. Collins, which was published in 1978.

  • A typical textbook comes with online portions through the publisher where you can access multimedia resources, whereas ChemPaths incorporates these features right into the text itself.
  • Just as you will notice that your daily readings skip around from chapter to chapter in the printed textbook, the same would be true of the online text which has chapters in different orders. This pathway, however, lets you read all the various portion of the textbook assigned in the order designed to coincide with the lecture materials - without skipping around.
  • All material is covered adequately by both the online text as well as the paper textbook - however you may find that some explanations in one version seem superior to the other. For instance - the online textbook has videos and interactive rotatable molecules. These multimedia advantages are helpful in describing 3D orbitals, molecular structures, and reactions.
  • Both have worked out examples.
  • Both have extra questions (the paper textbook has them at the end of the chapters, the online resources have additional questions available within the Moodle Course Management System; for example, the link OLT Ch 5 Questions takes you to the questions for Chapter 5..
  •  If you find an area that seems to be unclear or in error on the online version - please email Professor Moore ( to report the issue and we'll have it resolved as soon as we can!