This page contains open educational resources that were made by Amanda Bongers and her team, and other useful resources made by others.
Open Educational Resources (OERs)
Amanda Bongers, Samantha Hollands, Ishwar Singh, Phung Nguyen and Alaina Boyd
Phillip Jessop (Queen’s)
Andy Dicks (U of T)
Christine Le (York U)
This set of “plug and play” modules covers essential organic chemistry topics while allowing students to explore how organic chemistry can relate to toxicity, sustainability, and renewable resources. Each module is a stand-alone introductory lesson that can be used to enhance or replace existing organic chemistry teaching materials. We recommend pairing all modules with Module 0 “Introduction to Organic Chemistry,” which introduces the relevant philosophy and metrics of green chemistry. The entire set can also be used as an introduction to organic chemistry course and includes an additional question bank. These modules are designed for students with varying levels of chemistry experience, and they include the following topics: structure and properties, intermolecular forces, stereochemistry, redox, and retrosynthetic analysis.
Module 0 “Introduction to Organic Chemistry” sets up an introduction to basic organic chemistry and covers methods of measuring how green a reaction is. This module is an approachable introduction to organic chemistry concepts for high school, first-year or second-year students.
For more information, see OrganicallyChem.com or the eCampusOntario Open Library
Principles of Scientific Communication
Amanda Bongers, Donal Macartney
This free interactive textbook contains videos, figures, exercises, and document templates for students, as well as links to additional resources. It is designed to continue to be a valuable resource for students throughout their graduate studies.
Find it on the eCampusOntario Open Library
Various templates and style sheets for working in ChemDraw.
To use them, add the Style Sheets to your ChemDraw Items folder, or open and select “Save Style Sheet”
Online chemistry tools:
- Nomenclature101.com free open access resource
- OrgChem101.com free open access resource
- Not VoodooOrganic Chemistry Portal
- Schlenk Line Survival Guide
Green Chemistry & Safety
Reading & Writing
- The Old Reader RSS feed
- Mendeley free reference manager
- Obsidian for note-taking
- Guide to using colour in data visualization
- Create colour-blind friendly palettes on ColorBrewer 2.0 or Chroma.js
- Check your data visualizations with the Coblis — Color Blindness Simulator.
- Google DataStudioD3.js data visualization
- BoxPlotR : a web-tool for generation of box plots
- What stats test should I use (and how)?
- An online stats book from Rice University
Have you made or know of a useful resource? Send it to me!