Chemistry Software for Students

Chemical Engineering is the practical application of physical sciences and life sciences to produce, transform, transport, and properly use chemicals, materials and energy. This type of engineering involves technology that utilizes chemical reactions to solve problems such as chemicals for rocket fuel or for an electrical storage battery.

This page is oriented to providing pointers to software that can help with chemistry. The software referenced here is all either free, inexpensive, or demo software so it can be tried without initially investing significant money. Where possible we've included a link to the site where you can get the latest version rather than a direct download of a possibly stale version.

Students should learn chemistry. Everything from soil conditions to grow plants in to rockets to propel us to the Moon is based on chemistry. To help with this, check out

As mentioned in other pages on this web site, plants use energy from sunlight to chemically change water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2) into sugar. This chemical process is described by the following formula:

Also, noted on other pages on this web site, launch systems typically use chemical rockets to accelerate spacecraft to Earth orbit or farther. Rockets use fuels that go through a chemical reaction to release energy. This released energy heats the exhaust gas creating a lot of pressure in the rocket engine combustion chamger. This pressurized gas is guided by the rocket engine nozzle into a high-speed exhaust stream which causes the rocket acceleration. Some common rocket fuels are:

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ChemCalc - A Chemistry Calculator and memory game

ChemCalc is both a calculator and a periodic table of elements. Use ChemCalc to do chemistry calculations or to look up information about elements in the full periodic table of 118 elements. Students and teachers can use ChemCalc to calculate the molar mass or molecular weight of molecules. For example to get the molar mass of water:
you can tap on:
     ( H * 2 ) + O =
Or to get the molar mass of carbon dioxide:
you can tap on:
     C + ( O * 2 ) =

Also included is ChemGame which will test students memory of the periodic table. You get points for matching elements that are next to each other horizontally or vertically in the periodic table. More points are awarded for elements next to each other vertically than horizontally, and farther down the periodic table. Compete with classmates to see who can get the highest score.

This chemistry calculator requires no network connection allowing you to work offline and use it anywhere.

Link to ChemCalc for Android smartphones

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