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Chemical Search: The Chemistry WebBook from the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) provides thermodynamic data for over 5000 compounds, and ion energetics data for over 12,000 compounds, and much more. You can search the Chemistry WebBook by chemical name or chemical formula.

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Chemspider & eMolecules are other excellent chemistry search engines which can be accessed directly via the multi-search form above. ChemBioFinder requires free registration and a plug-in to display all of its data. PubChem provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. ChemIndustry search finds commercial and academic chemistry websites.

  Online Periodic Tables of the Elements

The Chemicool Periodic Table by David Hsu has over 50 entries of quantitative data per element. The Chemicool site also includes a discussion forum, a chemistry dictionary, and online chemistry tools.

First posted on the Internet in 1993, Web Elements is the WWW version of computer program called MacElements, designed at the University of Sheffield in the UK, and under continual development.

The Periodic Table of Comic Books is a table of elements explained in about 200 comic book pages.

The Royal Society of Chemistry Visual Elements is a periodic table with 'arty' images.

  Other Chemistry Websites

Classic Chemistry includes some of the most influential chemistry papers of all time, a history of chemistry calendar, links to selected sites on (mainly) the history of chemistry, and an archaic chemistry term dictionary. From LeMoyne College in New York. offers users a searchable database of abstracts from eight organic chemistry journals, and information on more than 100,000 compounds. They also feature the Osiris Property Explorer, which "lets you draw chemical structures and calculates on-the-fly various drug-relevant properties whenever a structure is valid."

The Molecule of the Month presents information about and 3D images of a new molecule every month.

The Biocatalysis and Biodegradation Database at the University of Minnesota includes microbial enzyme catalyzed chemistry links.

Polymer Macrogalleria is an entertaining introduction to polymers for all ages, with 3-D pictures and movies, and links.

Polymers were first noticed in 1861, when it was found that line filters were clogged by dissolved cellulose and starches. Polymers and Liquid Crystals is a huge searchable hypertextbook at college freshman chemistry level, from Case Western Reserve University.

Crystal Lattice Structures explains the most common and the most interesting of the 230 basic crystal lattices known in nature.

QuasiCrystals is an introduction to crystals which do NOT have perfectly repeating structual patterns.

Making Matter is a gallery if inorganic crystal images at the Institute Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France, with 3-D images of inorganic materials in a tutorial format.

Organometallic Chemistry is a hypertextbook of organometallic chemistry.

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry is searchable online from Wiley Interscience.

ChemWeb from Elsvier includes The Alchemist web magazine, weekly news, events, jobs info, and many well organized links.

American Chemical Society

TIME Magazine, March 13, 1964, p. 95:

TECHNOLOGY: The Unstickables
    What is the opposite of adhesive? The word is abhesive, and is was coined by a scientist several years ago to describe something that refuses to let other material cling to it. The substance that inspired the word is a peculiar and promising product called Teflon, a slippery white plastic that feels something like a wet bar of soap.* Discovered in 1938 almost accidentally by Du Pont scientists who were working on fluorocarbon refrigerants, Teflon has other valuable properties: it will burn only when exposed to flame, it is a superior electrical insulator and resists tears and impact.

    At first, no one knew quite what to do with it. Since then Du Pont has spent $100 million to develop Teflon and similar substances, and so many uses have been found for Teflon that it has taken its place as one of the "miracle" products. American consumers were introduced to it only two years ago, when European companies that had mastered the technique of bonding Du Pont's plastic to other materials began exporting Teflon-coated frying pans to the U.S. To the astonishment of U.S. housewives, eggs, meat, even cheese and pancakes, required no fat for frying and could quickly be removed from the pan without sticking.

    U.S. companies have since begun making many cooking utensils with Teflon, but the material has moved far beyond the stove. Last week Du Pont announced that it will mass-produce thin, transparent Teflon film, the latest variety of the plastic, at a new Circleville, Ohio, plant, and will cut the base price from $10 to $9 per lb.

    Electronics companies are making printed circuits out of Teflon, which can be sliced to one two-thousandths of an inch. Teflon is used in barbecue gloves that will not scorch, in missile nose cones and in fireproof suits. Ovens and muffin tins are coated with Teflon, and a coating of Teflon is applied to some electric irons to make them slide more easily across cloth. Auto bearings, bushings and ball joints are now being made of Teflon, and engineers look for the day when the can use it to eliminate car lubrication. Surgeons are using Teflon tubing successfully to replace artery sections. Steinway even turns out a piano with 1,130 Teflon bushings that replace conventional cloth, which shrinks, expands and eventually rots.

* The fluorine atoms in a molecule of Teflon form such a tightly bonded structure around the substance's carbon atoms that the molecules of other materials that touch Teflon have little opportunity to stick to it.

  Free Technical Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Books (.pdfs)

Manufacture of Chemicals by Electrolysis Hale 1919
Manufacture of Sulphuric Acid Lunge 1913
Solvents, Oils, Gums, Waxes... Hyde 1913
Modern American Tanning Vol 2 1910
Chemistry of Paints Friend 1910
Methods of Textile Chemistry Dannerth 1908
Leather Trades Chemistry Trotman 1908
Chemistry of Gas Mfg Royle 1907
Chemistry of India Rubber Weber 1903
Testing of Raw Materials Dyson 1901
Chemistry of Engineering Materials Sexton 1900

Recovery of Volatile Solvents Robinson 1922
Utilization of Waste Products Stocks 1918

Chemistry of Familiar Things Sadtler 1920
Chemistry in Daily Life Lassar-Cohn 1913
Chemistry of Common Life Johnston 1891

Industrial & Mfg Chemistry Martin 1920
Text Book of Chemical Engineering Hart 1922
Industrial Chemistry Rogers 1920
Lab Guide of Industrial Chemistry Rogers 1908
A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry Thorpe 1912
Industrial Organic Chemistry Sadtler 1912
Design of Chemical Plants Nagel 1911
Chemical Technology: Acids, Alkalies... Ronalds 1863
Applied Chemistry: In Mfg, Arts,... Parnell 1844

Founders of the Chemical Industry Allen 1907

  Free Analytic Chemistry Books

Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis Scott 1922
Analytical Chemistry Treadwell 1921
Calculations of Analytical Chemistry Miller 1921
Official Methods of Analysis AOAC 1920

Quantitative Chemical Analysis Stillman 1916

Qualitative Chemical Analysis, Inorganic Noyes 1920
Qualitative Chemical Analysis Prescott 1901
Chemical Analysis (Chiefly Inorganic) Crookes 1886

  Free Biochemistry & Biological Chemistry Books

Practical Physiological Chemistry Hawk 1921
Principles of Biochemistry Robertson 1920
Physiological Chemistry Mathews 1920
Practical Physiological Chemistry Cole 1920
Colloids in Biology & Medicine Bechhold 1919
Animal Chemistry Liebig 1842

  Free Pharmaceutical Chemistry Books

The Chemistry of Synthetic Drugs May 1918
Chemistry of Drugs & Medicines Fuller 1906
Intro to Chemical Pharmacology McGuigan 1921
Clinical Microscopy & Chemistry Lenhartz 1904
A Short Pharmaceutic Chemistry Stanislaus 1908

  Free Agricultural Chemistry Books

The Chemistry of Farm Practice Keitt 1917
Lab Manual of Agricultural Chemistry Hedges 1916
General Agricultural Chemistry Hart 1913
Chemistry of Plant & Animal Life Snyder 1910
Agricultural Analysis Wiley 1908
The Chemistry of the Farm Warington 1906
Manual of Agricultural Chemistry Ingle 1902
Muck Manual for Farmers Dana 1856

Plant Products and Chemical Fertilizers Collins 1919
Soils and Fertilizers Snyder 1908

A Dairy Laboratory Guide Ross 1910
Dairy Chemistry: Practical Handbook Richmond 1899
Chemistry of Dairying Snyder 1897


  Free Botanical Chemistry Books

Chemistry of Plant Products Haas 1922
Botanical Micro-Chemistry Poulsen 1884
Organic Constituents of Plants Wittstein 1878
Chemistry of Plant Life Thatcher 1921

  Free Organic Chemistry Books

Organic Chemistry von Richter 1922
Recent Advances in Organic Chemistry Stewart 1920
Textbook of Organic Chemistry Holleman 1920
The Carbohydrates & Alcohol Rideal 1920
Handbook of Colloid Chemistry Ostwald 1919
Commercial Organic Analysis Allen 1917
Identification of Organic Compounds Mulliken 1916
Recent Advances in Organic Chemistry Stewart 1911

  Free Electrolytes Books

Electrically Conducting Systems Kraus 1922
Conductivity of Aqueous Solutions Noyes 1907
The Conductivity of Liquids Tower 1905

  Free Inorganic Chemistry Books

Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry Blanchard 1922
Dict. of Chemical Solubilities: Inorganic Comey 1921
Text-Book of Inorganic Chemistry Holleman 1921
Physical & Inorganic Chemistry Stewart 1920
Text-Book of Inorganic Chemistry Newth 1920
Gen. & Industrial Inorganic Chemistry Molinari 1920
Introduction to the Rarer Elements Browning 1917

  Free Physical Chemistry Books

Outlines of Theoretical Chemistry Getman 1922
A System of Physical Chemistry Lewis 1921
Practical Physical Chemistry Findlay 1920
Molecular Physics Philip 1915
Theoretical Chemistry, Avogadro's Rule Nernst 1904
Chemical Theory for Beginners Dobbin 1900

  Free General Chemistry Books

Handbook of Chemistry & Physics CRC 1914
Chemical Dictionary Turner 1920
Condensed Chemical Dictionary CCC 1920
French-English Dict. for Chemists Patterson 1921

Principles of Chemistry Hildebrand 1918
An Elementary Study of Chemistry McPherson 1917
Principles of Chemistry Mendeleyev 1897
The New Chemistry Cooke 1897
The Elements of Chemistry Norton 1878
Elements of Chemistry Turner 1833
Elements of Experimental Chemistry Henry 1831
Chemical Manipulation Faraday 1831
A Manual of Chemistry Brande 1828
Epitome of Chemistry William Henry 1808
Elements of Chemistry Chaptal 1800
Elements of Chemistry Lavoisier 1799

Elementary Chemical Microscopy Chamot 1921
Liquid Air and the Liquefaction of Gases Sloane 1919
...Different Kinds of Air Joseph Priestley 1890
Chemical History of a Candle Faraday, Crookes 1861

Eminent Chemists of Our Time Harrow 1920
John Dalton... Modern Chemistry Roscoe 1895
Scientific Correspondence Joseph Priestley 1891
Scientific Writings James Smithson 1879
Collected Works Humphrey Davy 1840

A History of Chemistry Moore 1918
Concise History of Chemistry Hilditch 1911
A History of Chemistry Armitage 1906
History of Chemical Theories & Laws Muir 1906
Essays in Historical Chemistry Thorpe 1902
A History of Chemical Theory Wurtz 1869
The History of Chemistry Thomson 1830

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