The basics

of atoms, moles, formulas, equations, and nomenclature


chem1 virtual textbook

a reference text for General Chemistry

Stephen Lower

Simon Fraser University

The chapters in this unit are absolutely essential for anyone embarking on the serious study of Chemistry. The material covered here will be needed in virtually every topic you will encounter in the remainder of your first-year course, as well as in subsequent Chemistry courses -- so you might as well master it now!

The Chem1 Virtual Textbook is a resource for General Chemistry aimed mainly at the first-year university level. It offers a more comprehensive, organized, and measured approach than is found in most standard textbooks. It should also be accessible to advanced high-school courses, and helpful as review material for students in more advanced courses in chemistry, biology, geology, and engineering.





Simon Fraser University
Burnaby Mountain campus,
looking North