Chemistry Textbooks and Study Materials for Middle and High School

Chemistry Textbooks and Study Materials for Middle and High School

Here are several chemistry textbooks for both middle and high school students, along with lesson and study materials with all supporting content. These will greatly help in learning this important science subject and becoming more adept at understanding chemical concepts.

Element List (1 pg, 53kb)
Periodic Table of Elements (1 pg, 870kb)
Chemistry Study Guide for Final Exam (18 pgs, 1.1mb)
Middle School Biochemistry, 4 Lessons with Activities, 4 Lessons and Activities (20 pgs, 1mb)
Middle School Biochemistry Deck (10 pages, 6 slides per page, 974kb)
Chemistry Textbook, Grade 10 (194 pgs, 1.5mb)
  1. Classification of Matter
  2. States of matter and the kinetic molecular theory
  3. The Atom
  4. The Periodic Table
  5. Chemical Bonding
  6. What are the objects around us made of
  7. Physical and Chemical Change
  8. Representing Chemical Change
  9. Reactions in Aqueous Solutions
  10. Quantitative Aspects of Chemical Change
  11. The Hydrosphere
  12. Glossary
Middle School Chemistry (740 pgs, 20mb)
  1. Matter—Solids, Liquids, and Gases
  2. Changes of State
  3. Density
  4. The Periodic Table & Bonding
  5. The Water Molecule and Dissolving
  6. Chemical Change
Chemistry Textbook, Grades 10-12 (486 pgs, 3.4mb):
  1. Classification of Matter
  2. What are the objects around us made of?
  3. The Atom
  4. Atomic Combinations
  5. Intermolecular Forces
  6. Solutions and solubility
  7. Atomic Nuclei
  8. Thermal Properties and Ideal Gases
  9. Organic Molecules
  10. Organic Macromolecules
  11. Physical and Chemical Change
  12. Representing Chemical Change
  13. Quantitative Aspects of Chemical Change
  14. Energy Changes In Chemical Reactions
  15. Types of Reactions
  16. Reaction Rates
  17. Electrochemical Reactions
  18. The Water Cycle
  19. Global Cycles: The Nitrogen Cycle
  20. The Hydrosphere
  21. The Lithosphere
  22. The Atmosphere
  23. The Chemical Industry
Beginning Chemistry Textbook (964 pgs, 5.6mb)
  1. What Is Chemistry?
  2. Measurements
  3. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions
  4. Chemical Reactions and Equations
  5. Stoichiometry and the Mole
  6. Gases
  7. Energy and Chemistry
  8. Electronic Structure
  9. Chemical Bonds
  10. Solids and Liquids
  11. Solutions
  12. Acids and Bases
  13. Chemical Equilibrium
  14. Oxidation and Reduction
  15. Nuclear Chemistry
  16. Organic Chemistry
  17. Appendix: Periodic Table of the Elements
General Chemistry (2.4mb, .chm windows help format)

A a free introductory textbook on chemistry, published as an Windows Help eBook and providing the same navigation structure as the web-based version. This makes it easier to access for beginning chemistry students.

  1. Atoms
    1. The Structure of an Atom
    2. Quantum Energy Levels In Atoms
  2. Molecules
    1. The Atomic Molecular Theory
    2. Relative Atomic Masses and
    3. Empirical Formulae
    4. The Kinetic Molecular Theory
  3. Bonding
    1. Covalent Bonding
    2. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Energy Levels
    3. Molecular Geometry and Electron Domain Theory
    4. Molecular Structure and Physical Properties
  4. Physical Chemistry
    1. The Ideal Gas Law
    2. Phase Equilibrium and Intermolecular Interactions
    3. Equilibrium and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
    4. Reaction Equilibrium in the Gas Phase
    5. Energetics of Chemical Reactions
    6. Reaction Rates
    7. Acid-Base Equilibrium
  5. Nuclear Chemistry
    1. Phosphorescence,
    2. X-rays and Radiation
    3. The Study of Radioactive Compounds
    4. Radioactive DecayTransmutation of the Element
    5. The Mass Defect
    6. Nuclear Fission
    7. Nuclear Energy
    8. Nuclear Fusion
  6. Chemical Elements
    1. Periodic Table of the Elements
    2. Hydrogen
    3. Alkali Metals
    4. Alkaline Earth Elements
    5. Transition Metals
    6. Boron Group
    7. Carbon Group
    8. Nitrogen Group
    9. Oxygen Group
    10. Halogens
    11. Noble Gases
  7. Inorganic Compounds
  8. Simple Organic Compounds
  9. Appendix
    1. Common Names of Chemical Substances
    2. pH Value
    3. Solubility Products
    4. Dissociation Constants of Acids
    5. Standard Electrode Potential
    6. Table of Dipole Moments
    7. Standard Enthalpies, Free Energies of Formation, Standard Entropies
Principles of Alchemy (Chemistry).zip (1.6mb)

This is a self-paced, self-learning text specifically designed to teach Chemistry on your computer, created by Dr. Jamie Love. Its chemistry lessons are specifically designed with the needs of home school students in mind. It is not a series of “simulation” programs that provide only a brief explanation of the science, nor does it abandon the student with a dry science book. The text has has evolved into a complete self-learning Chemistry course, tried and tested by students of a variety of ages and backgrounds and is divided into four sections, each with a computer graded exam. After completing all four sections the student takes the final exam and, once successfully completed, will receive a Diploma. In total there are 5 exams with 100 questions. Each chapter (called an “Ancient Element”) contains lessons presented in dialogue style. The purpose of this style is to break away from the dry textbooks that seem to have become a standard for Science education. Problem solving is easily demonstrated and common errors in thinking are identified. A dialogue unfolds in which Chemistry is learned. To start, unzip the zip file into a new folder double-click or click on with the “alchemy1.htm” or “START HERE – Click to open in browser.htm” file.

Chemistry Textbooks and Study Activities for Middle and High School

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