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Virtual Chemistry

Chemistry moves from in-person lab and the classroom to the computer, as working in a virtual chemistry laboratory and viewing simulations provide additional ways of learning chemistry.



  • Simulations from AACT
    A collection of all the simulations created by the American Association of Chemistry Teachers. Several new simulations are added each year. Every simulation is open for teachers and students to access.
  • Animations from AACT
    Each animation in this series can be used to help students make connections between macroscopic observations and the particulate phenomena that explain them. To view an Animation, click the Animation’s title. AACT Teacher Members can share Animations with students for 7 days by generating a Student Pass.
  • PhET Interactive Simulations from University of Colorado Boulder
    Chemistry-based simulations, some translated into different languages. Search by subject and grade level.
  • MERLOT Materials: Chemistry Simulations from California State University
    Descriptions and links to a large number of chemistry simulations, with peer review ratings and comments, and information on appropriate grade levels.
  • Chemistry Simulations from CK-12
    A collection of simulations that cover topics like average atomic mass, solubility with rock candy, and freezing point depression with road salt.


  • Virtual Lab Exercises from ChemReaX
    Each of these virtual lab exercises focuses on a specific chemistry topic and requires students to perform multiple simulations in ChemReaX. Students may also have to perform additional calculations and analysis using the data collected from simulations.


ChemClub is now on AACT!
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To further serve teachers exceptionally, ChemClub transitioned management to AACT in 2020. Explore themes for free. Teachers interested in participating in the ChemClub program are required to be members of AACT.

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