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Chemistry Research: Look Up Chemical Properties

An introduction to the Kraemer Family Library's chemistry resources. This guide highlights study guides with practice problems, and has information on looking up chemical properties and on finding chemistry articles for research assignments.

Quick Reference Handbooks

SciFinder Scholar

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When you look up a substance in SciFinder you can find physical constants (both predicted and experimental), and you can often find experimentally obtained spectra.

SciFinder Substance Searching

You can search for substances by:

  • Chemical structure (by drawing in the structure editor)
  • Molecular formula
  • Common name or synonym (by using the Substance Identifier search option)

You can also choose a property, usually specifying a range (ie, for boiling point), and search for substances that share it.