Build the skills you need for college chemistry

Chemistry Primer

Designed to help you build the skills needed to succeed in your first college chemistry course.

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Before Class

Learn at your own pace with Dynamic Study Modules

Study faster and more efficiently with Dynamic Study Modules. This practice tool will help prepare you to achieve higher test scores. The mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices to let you study on the go.

Get the math help you need for chemistry with Math Review

MasteringChemistry math review allows you to practice the most important mathematical concepts that you need to understand in order to successfully complete chemistry problems. 

Before Class

Learn chemistry by practicing chemistry with self-paced tutorials

Self-paced tutorials with specific wrong-answer feedback and hints guide you through the toughest topics in chemistry with individualized coaching. Similar to what students would experience in an office hours visit, you’re able to learn from your mistakes without being given the answer.


Self-paced Tutorials

Learn how to draw chemical structures with the Organic Chemistry Drawing Tool

The Organic Chemistry Drawing Tool makes it easier for you to input answers and receive feedback—creating less confusion about drawing and more questions about chemistry itself.

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Organic Chemistry Drawing Tool

Access your textbook anytime, anywhere

NEW! eText 2.0 optimized for mobile

  • eText 2.0 mobile app offers offline access and can be downloaded for most iOS and Android phones/tablets from the Apple App Store or Google Play
  • Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media
  • Accessible (screen-reader ready)
  • Configurable reading settings, including resizable type and night reading mode
  • Instructor and student note-taking, highlighting, bookmarking, and search

Make the most out of going to class

Learning Catalytics™

Learning Catalytics is an interactive classroom tool that lets you use your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to participate in and stay engaged in lecture. Simply log in and respond to the open-ended questions your instructor posts during class. Your professor can use the results of these questions to help address misunderstandings, start small group discussions, or decide that you’re ready to move on to a new idea. You can also use Learning Catalytics to anonymously let your professor know that you didn’t understand something.

Additional Features

Prepare for success

Chapter Quizzes and Practice Tests help you find out whether you're prepared for exams.

Wrong-answer feedback personalized for you

Using data gathered from all of the students using the program, Mastering offers wrong-answer feedback that is specific to you. Rather than simply providing feedback of the “right/wrong/try again” variety, Mastering guides you towards the correct final answer without giving the answer away.

Hints offer clear guidance

Mastering provides hints of two types that help you work through, and ultimately, solve problems. Declarative hints provide advice on how to approach the problem, guiding you to the final answer. Socratic hints break a problem down into smaller sub-problems, which makes it easier for you to complete the original problem.

Dynamic, engaging content

Using 3D animations, simulations, tutorials, and activities, Mastering utilizes engaging, interactive media to help you learn the toughest topics and succeed in your course.