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Teaching chemistry Apps

I was recently sent a link to an educational chemistry app Chemistry By Design: Learning by Using the Graphical Language of Organic Chemistry by University of Arizona. I had a quick look at it and it seems quite an interesting way to learn organic synthesis. There around a thousand synthetic routes to explore and it seems to cover a wide range of synthetic organic chemistry, the synthetic targets include natural products and pharmaceuticals. I was particularly delighted to see that Woodward’s 1954 synthesis of strychnine is included.


Whilst looking it up I noticed several other educational chemistry apps, Organic Chemistry Essentials, Organic Chemistry FlashCards. What is clear is it would be very useful to have a science category to help find these sort of applications.

There is a list of mobile science apps here.