COURSE

Introduction

to Chemistry

Support non-STEM majors or prepare students for General Chemistry. Whether you teach in-person or online, using a standard lecture or flipped classroom, Chem101 seamlessly integrates with your existing course to foster active learning both during and after class.

OVER 15,000 PROBLEMS AND ACTIVITIES

Experience Chemistry Like Never Before

Pick and choose problems from an extensive library that supports all topics in General Chemistry, Introductory Chemistry, GOB, and Organic Chemistry. Specialized answer modules target common student pain points throughout the course and provide valuable visualization and scaffolding.
Students draw Lewis structures and visualize VSEPR with an intuitive, game-like interface that makes learning fun.
Students drag-and-drop tiles to set up scaffolded conversions with units, stoichiometry, densities, concentrations, and much more.

Lower the barrier to practicing nomenclature with a smart suggestion interface that tests students on the difference between ionic and covalent compounds, transition metals and charges, and more.

Students focus on chemistry and not syntax errors by easily writing chemical formulas, reactions, and equations with smart suggestions. Help students reach mastery with exercises on balancing reactions, net ionic equations, acid-base reactions, redox reactions, and much more.

Students easily write ground state, excited state, and noble gas core configurations using smart suggestions.

Scaffolded and step- by-step learning for chemical, weak acid-base, and solubility equilibria problems.

FEEDBACK WITH

Chemical Intelligence

Every Chem101 question contains targeted instructional feedback that provides students with helpful hints when they submit incorrect answers.

LEWIS STRUCTURES

Find mistakes in the octet rule, valence electron count, formal charges, and skeletal structure.

DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS​

Find inverted conversion factors, wrong units, and calculation errors.

CHEMICAL EQUATIONS

Find mistakes in balancing, states of matter, IUPAC naming, and proportions of atoms.

Q: How many atoms are in 1.28 g of vanadium?

Try Again!
Watch your units! Your conversion factors between grams V and moles V in your first conversion factor needs to be flipped in order to cancel out the appropriate units and get to your desired answer. Invert or "flip" the conversion factor and then try again.

Q: Draw the Lewis structure of formaldehyde (H2CO)

Try Again!
You have submitted an incorrect skeletal structure. The chosen central element in your structure is incorrect.

Q: Write the IUPAC name for TiO2

titanium dioxide

Try Again!
Greek prefixes are unnecessary in ionic compounds because the proportion of the ions in the compound is implied by the charges of the ions.

All-in-one platform

Comprehensive Learning & Assessment

From in-class active learning, homework assignments, and now secure online quizzes and exams, Chem101’s all-in-one platform provides a comprehensive set of features for formative and summative assessments.

In-class or Synchronous Online

Take attendance, post polls & quizzes, enhance traditional worksheets, or promote think-pair-share activities.
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Homework
& Practice

Take attendance, post polls & quizzes, enhance traditional worksheets, or promote think-pair-share activities.
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Timed Online
Quizzes & Exams

Take attendance, post polls & quizzes, enhance traditional worksheets, or promote think-pair-share activities.
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Designed to

Support Your Course

Multiple Devices

Use Any Device

Bring your own device. Any device. Students and instructors can access the Chem101 app from any iPhone, iPad, or Android Device. Additionally, the platform is fully accessible on Web with any Mac, PC, or Chromebook.

Chem101’s mobile-first design ensures that students receive the same experience no matter where they are. Students take advantage of the Chem101 mobile app to work and study on-the-go in places like riding the bus or train, or even on campus when they have downtime.

Gradebook & LMS Integration

Chem101’s gradebook can be synced with any popular campus LMS such as Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, or D2L. The gradebook and associated columns can be customized to separate the various assignment types, to present individual assignments, or display summary columns for each type.

Every Chem101 activity has a multitude of grading policies that can be customized depending on the assignment type. Settings include points per problem, participation credit, late submissions with penalties, variable attempts per problem, penalties for incorrect attempts, and more.

pools

Algorithmic Problems & Question Pools

Chem101 offers additional security with both Question Pools and Algorithmic Problems. These features randomize the content that is delivered to each student during homeworks, quizzes, or exams. Instructors can also randomize the order of questions on any assignment.

With Algorithmic Problems, built-in variables create thousands of question variants to be delivered that randomize numbers, words, or compounds within the problem statement. With Question Pools, instructors can group together a set of similar questions and deliver a subset of them at random to students.

attendance

Attendance

Chem101’s attendance tool allows instructors to easily take student attendance by randomizing a check in code for each class or lecture. Customize timing to have a strict or lenient lateness policy.

Question Authoring

Chem101’s authoring tool allows instructors to easily write, save, and assign your own questions with targeted instructional feedback. Input superscripts, subscripts, and special symbols with a breeze.

  • Use Any Device
  • Gradebook & LMS Integration
  • Algorithms & Question Pool
  • Attendance
  • Question Authoring
Multiple Devices

Use Any Device

Bring your own device. Any device. Students and instructors can access the Chem101 app from any iPhone, iPad, or Android Device. Additionally, the platform is fully accessible on Web with any Mac, PC, or Chromebook.

Chem101’s mobile-first design ensures that students receive the same experience no matter where they are. Students take advantage of the Chem101 mobile app to work and study on-the-go in places like riding the bus or train, or even on campus when they have downtime.

Gradebook & LMS Integration

Chem101’s gradebook can be synced with any popular campus LMS such as Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, or D2L. The gradebook and associated columns can be customized to separate the various assignment types, to present individual assignments, or display summary columns for each type.

Every Chem101 activity has a multitude of grading policies that can be customized depending on the assignment type. Settings include points per problem, participation credit, late submissions with penalties, variable attempts per problem, penalties for incorrect attempts, and more.

pools

Algorithmic Problems & Question Pools

Chem101 offers additional security with both Question Pools and Algorithmic Problems. These features randomize the content that is delivered to each student during homeworks, quizzes, or exams. Instructors can also randomize the order of questions on any assignment.

With Algorithmic Problems, built-in variables create thousands of question variants to be delivered that randomize numbers, words, or compounds within the problem statement. With Question Pools, instructors can group together a set of similar questions and deliver a subset of them at random to students.

attendance

Attendance

Chem101’s attendance tool allows instructors to easily take student attendance by randomizing a check in code for each class or lecture. Customize timing to have a strict or lenient lateness policy.

Question Authoring

Chem101’s authoring tool allows instructors to easily write, save, and assign your own questions with targeted instructional feedback. Input superscripts, subscripts, and special symbols with a breeze.

Success Story

Professors from over 500 colleges and universities use Chem101 to engage students inside and outside of the classroom. Learn how some of them have transformed their courses.

Sparking Interest and Engagement in Introductory Chemistry for Non-STEM Majors

“There’s this concept that a lot of students bring into the class: ‘It’s a lot of math and just balancing equations and stuff like that.’ Chem101 gets a lot of those narratives out of the way. In being able to engage students visually, the platform opens them up to learning more about chemistry.”
Elaine Bernal
Elaine Bernal
California State University – Long Beach

QUICK & EFFICIENT SUPPORT

We’re Here to Help You and Your Students Succeed

Every course and teaching style is different. That’s why all Chem101 faculty receive a personalized onboarding and 1-on-1 training session to help them set up their class and get familiar with the platform. Complementary instructional support from a dedicated member of Chem101’s Success Team is provided throughout the academic term to help with implementation strategies, management of assignments, and any other custom requests.