Unlike mathematics and physics, chemistry is not such rigorous science, but essentially an experimental science. There is no universal rules or theories that can govern the general aspects of chemical science. It is such varied and dynamic nature that makes chemistry a fascinating science. Although quantum mechanics, in some way, provides information about molecular structures, properties and reactivities, it is still limited to its computing expense and general applicability. General chemistry covers many aspects of basic chemistry, there is no single tool which can capture them all.
SoftChemistry is intended to do just that! With a computational
approach and invested tremendous effort, this software attempts to
provide account on topics in general chemistry and tries to capture
the true spirit of this active scientific dimension. It is a
comprehensive problem solving suite tailoring just for general
chemistry. It provides flexible problem solving tools, extensive
details on How-To, basic concept review and ample of easy-access
chemical information. It is easy-of-use with common sense approach
and adapts the convention of current general chemistry textbooks.
SoftChemistry provides modules for problem solving in general chemistry. Currently, there are six modules available, each has 4-12 sub-modules within.
Basics of Chemical Calculations - This provides sub-modules for math review and common math operations in chemical calculations. The easy-to-use interface allows users to enter their own problems and have the program to solve them within a single click of the mouse. The results and guide pages are displayed.
Atomic Structures and Periodicity -This module provides the clickable periodic table with a range of properties. The concepts of components in the periodic table can be animated. Periodicity chart (element vs property) can be plotted using the Chart Wizard.
Chemical Bonds and Molecular Structures - With the step-by-step wizard, users can solve the Lewis Structure problems with details stepwise solution with detailed guide on the side. Molecular Orbitals of given diatomic molecules can be displayed. The problems on dipole moment, bond order, bond polarizability can be solved using this module.
Balancing Chemical Equations - There are two features offered in this module, plug-in and balance equations, and step-by-step wizard to balance equations using three common methods. This module can solve any equation balancing problems you can find in your textbook, either by the plug-n-play or wizard approach.
Stoichiometry Calculations - This module solves problems on molecular formula, percentage composition and reaction stoichiometry.
Gas Laws Calculations - This module solves problems on from ideal gases to real gases according to a number of gas laws.
Solutions - This module solves problems on concentrations of solutions, molarity and chemical equations and the colligative properties of solutions.