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Chemistry: Chemical Compounds

Resources for the chemical compounds presentation in ECHS Chemistry.


These resources are library databases that include many types of encyclopedias and dictionaries. When accessing these databases, you may be prompted to enter your myPittCC username and password. 

Credo Reference

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How to search:

  1. Type the name of the compound in the search box.
  2. You can search for entries that mention either the common name or the scientific name by connecting the search terms with OR in the search box.
    Example: laughing gas OR nitrous oxide
  3. Click the search button.
  4. Entries with very few words are typically short definitions. Look for longer entries with around 175 or more words.

Science (Gale in Context)

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How to search:

  1. Type the name of a chemical compound in the search box.
  2. Click the search button.
  3. From the results page, click the Reference link.
  4. Entries from Chemical CompoundsWorld of Chemistry , and The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, will be particularly helpful.

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