Professor K's list of chemistry, health, and QCC resources

Careers in chemistry

Programs, apps and plug-ins

  • You need a good calculator for chemistry, and it doesn't have to be expensive. Check this one out.
  • ACD ChemSketch (free chemistry structure drawing program- very versatile and great for lab reports!)
  • ChemDoodle is a similar web-based program
  • Chemistry plug-in for Microsoft Word
  • Periodic table or element questions? Check out the free Simple Periodic Table app at the Google Play store.
  • Got an iPad instead? Check out the NOVA Elements iPad app (also available in an online edition).
  • While a dedicated scientific calculator is required in most chemistry classes, the RealCalc Scientific Calculator app (Android) is great in a lot of other situations.
  • The Royal Society of Chemistry has a free downloadable symbol font that can be helpful in writing lab reports. Note that you will have to save the font in a Word file if you are emailing the file, but you cannot embed it in a pdf.
  • The AtomDroid app is powerful molecular modeling software (more powerful than a Silicon Graphics computer from the early 90s!).
  • For iPhone/iPad, the free molecular modeling app is called Molecules.
  • My Molecularium (from the folks behind the film "Molecules to the Max") is a fun game for Android or iPhone that allows you to build molecules in 3D and learn about them.

Lab report/scientific writing help

Reference tables

Tutorials and reviews - while Professor Kolack is developing his, here are a few existing tutorials you may find useful

Interesting reading and just for fun

Kevin Kolack, Kolack, Professor Kevin Kolack, Ph.D., Chemistry Department, Queensborough Community College

QCC and health links

Health resources

QCC information

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Campus Cultural Centers

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QCC Art Gallery

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