About Virtual Labs for General Chemistry (101 and 102)

Learn about the elements that make up our universe in our chemistry simulations for Majors. Discover how atoms interact via chemical bonds to form compounds. Study the structure of atoms and molecules and discover different techniques in the chemistry lab.​

General Chemistry (101 and 102) Simulations

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Chemistry

Acids and Bases: Acidity and Alkalinity in Everyday Substances

Join Marie in the Acids and Bases Simulation and explore the nature and concepts of these important chemical compounds. Measure the pH of chemical solutions, and use your acquired knowledge to evaluate mixtures of acids and base.

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Advanced Acids and Bases

Join us in in the exploration of acids and bases and learn all the advanced terms used in chemistry.

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Atomic Structure: Assess the possibility of life on other planets

Learn about the atomic structure of the elements and investigate the properties of element samples from an exoplanet to assess whether life on it is a possibility. Find out what differentiates an atom from an ion and define the isotopes of an element.

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Basic Chemistry Thermodynamics: Solve the challenge of storing renewable energy

Learn the core concepts of thermodynamics and apply the technique of bomb calorimetry to help solve the challenge of storing renewable energy.

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Calorimetry: Using a bomb calorimeter

Apply the technique of bomb calorimetry to help solve the challenge of storing renewable energy. Learn about the first law of thermodynamics, enthalpy, and internal energy.

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Carbon NMR: What is the mystery compound?

Help Yummy Food Inc survive the shut down of their food factory! Learn about the principles of the analytical technique carbon-13 NMR and interpret the spectrum of the mysterious unlabelled compound they have used in their food and drink.

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Chemical Nomenclature: Learn the importance of inorganic compounds in life!

Become an alchemist for the day! Conjure up the names of inorganic compounds and learn their applications. Can you unlock all 16 transmute structures?

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Chemistry Safety

Go on a mission to produce sustainable biodiesel and learn how to safely work with dangerous chemicals without any risk of getting hurt.

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Chemistry Safety: Dispose of chemical waste

Join the lab assistant Marie in clearing up the fume hood after some students left a mess in the lab. Learn how to use your knowledge of the chemicals required for an experiment and apply it to safely dispose of the chemical waste.

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Chemistry Safety: Hazard symbols

Join lab assistant Marie to find out how to decide on the correct laboratory practice and personal protective equipment when dealing with hazardous chemicals. Learn the meaning of the hazard symbols and apply your knowledge with some example chemicals.

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Energy Surfaces and Spontaneous Reactions

Learn the core concepts of thermodynamics and discover how chemical reactions can be represented with energy surfaces. Determine which chemical reactions are spontaneous.

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Environmental Impact of Coal Power Plants

Join the project manager Marie in her quest to uncover the environmental impacts of coal power plants and fish farming. Explore the issues with our current source of fuel and help Marie come up with a greener solution to save the environment.

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Equilibrium

Learn about equlibrium and help a famous scientist to prevent a global famine by applying your knowledge to increase the yields of fertilizer for the crops.

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Chemistry

Exploring a Distillation Apparatus

Get ready to dive deep into the process of distillation, by inspecting a simple benchtop distillation system and exploring all its parts on your own. Will you be able to relate the part of the distillation apparatus to their functions?

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Formulas and Equation Balancing: Save the chemistry lab!

Discover the importance of chemical reaction equations and learn how to balance them. Use your balancing skills to get to the research facility control room before an incoming comet strikes!

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Fractional Distillation: Separate a liquid mixture into its fractions

Learn how to separate a mixture of liquids into its pure components through fractional distillation. Partner with our lab assistant Dr. One to learn how to use a fractionating column and set up a successful distillation!

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Heating Curves and Phase Changes: Distil Ethanol

Learn how to generate and interpret the heating curves of ethanol and water. Discover how to relate heating curve data to the recorded observations of the substance on heating and determine the physical properties from the generated curve.

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Ideal Gas Law: Build your own temperature scale

Use the Gas Thermometry technique to validate the Ideal Gas Law. Observe the behavior of an ideal gas and create your own temperature scale, while handling extreme temperatures with the help of your assistant.

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Infrared Spectroscopy

Dive into a virtual laboratory to discover the secrets of infrared spectroscopy. From the introduction of different vibrational modes to the interpretation of real-life spectra, mastering this technique will be child’s play.

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Intermolecular Forces: Rediscover the forces to save the world!

Oh no -- the world’s intermolecular forces have all been disabled! Now, you must collaborate with Dr. One to put everything back in order. Can you return the world to its original state by rediscovering all the intermolecular forces?

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Introduction to Groups of the Periodic Table

Help Dr. One get the periodic table ready in time! By directly observing the elements’ characteristics, and investigating trends in atomic properties, your mission is to figure out where a number of fallen out elements belong.

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Introduction to Qualitative Analysis of Elements

Help Dr. One get the periodic table ready in time! By directly observing the elements’ characteristics and testing their flame color, your mission is to figure out where a number of fallen out elements belong in the periodic table.

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Introduction to Radioactive Decay

A meteor has crashed to Earth! Search the crash site with a Geiger counter, and bring a radioactive sample back to the lab. Learn all about types of decay, decay series, and half-life. Help Dr. One and Marie Curie figure out what’s in that rock.

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Ion Exchange Chromatography

Learn about the function and principles of ion exchange chromatography and get hands-on experience by purifying a protein involved in Parkinson’s disease to help study the relation between the protein and the disease.

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Ionic and Covalent Bonds

Join your friend on a quest to analyze two mysterious substances he got from an alchemist to cure his migraine and learn how atoms connect.

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Lab Safety

Survive your first day in the lab by identifying the different hazards you might encounter in an unsafe laboratory. You will be introduced to the lab dress code, safety equipment and the do's and don'ts when working in a lab.

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Matter and Phase Changes: Distil ethanol

Rescue a town from a fuel crisis by using your knowledge about matter and phase changes principles and performing ethanol distillation.

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Melting Point Analysis: Pure or impure?

Learn the techniques and application of melting point analysis and substance purity graphs. Explore the application of the technique in organic syntheses when determining the purity of a solid organic compound.

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Nuclear Chemistry: Understand the processes happening in the atomic nucleus

Have you ever wondered what’s inside the atomic nucleus? Why are some elements radioactive? What is radioactivity? The Nuclear Chemistry simulation will teach you the answer to these questions, and many more!

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Organic Chemistry Introduction: Learn about organic compounds

Learn about the structure, nomenclature and a few reactions of organic compounds, and use this knowledge to help out your virtual friend Simon with some strange medicine!

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Periodic Table of Elements: Get the table organized in time!

Help Dr. One get the periodic table ready in time! By directly observing the elements’ characteristics, testing their flame color, and investigating trends in atomic properties, your mission is to figure out where a number of fallen out elements belong.

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Principles of Molecular Resonance: Electrons like to travel

Learn the theory behind one of the key phenomena in organic chemistry known as molecular resonance. Observe how the electrons in a molecule can delocalize in the structure and relate molecular resonance to systems with conjugated double bonds.

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Purification and Separation of a Mixture: Test your analytical chemistry skills

In this simulation, you will learn how to use a range of techniques to separate compounds from a mixture. Using their individual properties, develop and execute an experimental procedure to separate out each compound.

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Reaction Kinetics: The essentials

Join Dr. One at our extraterrestrial lab facility, where we’re struggling to get enough propulsion for our transporter. We need you to figure out the kinetics and optimize the chemical reaction of the fuel we’re using, so we can continue with our experiments.

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Redox Reactions: Discover how batteries work!

Build your own battery to power an electric car! Discover the chemical reactions that power batteries by finding oxidation numbers, balancing redox reactions, and experimenting with redox reactions in the lab.

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Separating Mixtures: Using distillation to concentrate ethanol

Rescue a town from a fuel crisis by using your knowledge about matter and phase changes principles and performing ethanol distillation.

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Simple Distillation: Recycle waste from biodiesel production

Use the technique of simple distillation to help your colony on Mars purify the waste generated by the production of biodiesel from algae (water, glycerol, and methanol).

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General Science

Size Exclusion Chromatography: Separate monomers from oligomers

Use size exclusion chromatography (SEC) to prepare a sample of a protein involved in Parkinson’s disease! Discover how this technique can be beneficial in your lab experiments and create a hypothesis about the elution time of different-sized particles!

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Solution Preparation: From salt to solution

Join your fantastic lab guide Dr. One in preparing a tricky aqueous solution of ammonium chloride using an analytical balance, which your colleagues need for an important analysis.

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Spanish version - Chemical Nomenclature: Learn the importance of inorganic compounds in life!

Become an alchemist for the day! Conjure up the names of inorganic compounds and learn their applications. Can you unlock all 16 transmute structures?

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States of Matter

Dive into water at the molecular level to learn about the behavior of the molecules in the three different states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. Learn about the bonding interactions between the molecules during different phase transitions.

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Stereochemistry: from stereocenters to E/Z isomers

Dive into stereochemistry and discover how to rotate, break and rearrange molecules using interactive 3D models. Expand your knowledge on isomers and prioritization, strengthening your scientific skills before jumping into organic chemistry.

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General Science

Stoichiometric Calculations: Identify a compound using gravimetric analysis

Learn about Avogadro’s number and the relationship between moles, mass and molecular weight as you use the technique of gravimetric analysis to identify an unknown compound.

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Stoichiometry: Avogadro’s number and molecular calculations

Define and calculate key molecular parameters based on Avogadro’s Law and learn about the relationship between mass, molecular weight, and numbers of atoms or molecules!

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Stoichiometry: Gravimetric Analysis

Perform gravimetric analysis to identify an unknown chemical in Labster laboratory!

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Synthesis of Aspirin: How to fight students’ migraines

Hone your synthetic skills in organic chemistry by going through a reaction that involves crystallization, filtration, calculation of the yield and a quality analysis using the melting point: the synthesis of aspirin.

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Thin Layer Chromatography: Separate a mixture and monitor a reaction's progress

Discover the intermolecular interactions involved in Thin Layer Chromatography. Utilize this newfound knowledge to assemble, run, and analyze a TLC experiment to monitor the progress of a reaction.

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Titration: Neutralize an acid lake contamination

Finding the concentration of an acid can be tedious and boring. Join a science expert to learn how to drop the base in style!

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