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This Guide is in support of the research and teaching needs of the Department of Chemistry at UVA

Try First - Chemical and Physical Properties

These resources collect information on the most commonly encountered compounds and their most basic properties. If you are not finding an entry under the first chemical name that you try, try another synonym for that same compound or in the case of some of the sources, draw the structure of the compound you are looking for.  Then try one of the more comprehensive sources (other tabs) or contact the Chemistry Liaison if you are still having trouble finding the data you need.

And what about Wikipedia and Wolfram Alpha?

Both Wikipedia and Wolfram Alpha can be quick and easy to seach when it come to chemical and physical properties.  But before you use these resources, please consider the following when searching each source.