Homework & Practice

Aktiv Chemistry is a comprehensive online homework platform that helps students build mastery of chemistry. Take advantage of over 15,000 built-in chemistry problems, scaffolded practice, a powerful instructor dashboard, LMS grade syncing, and much more.

All-in-one platform

Comprehensive Learning & Assessment

From in-class active learning, homework assignments, and now secure online quizzes and exams, Aktiv Chemistry’s all-in-one platform provides a comprehensive set of features for formative and summative assessments.

In-class or Synchronous Online

Take attendance, post polls & quizzes, enhance traditional worksheets, or promote think-pair-share activities.
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& Practice

Assign interactive problem sets with instant feedback and automatic grading that sync with institutional LMS gradebooks.

Timed Online
Quizzes & Exams

Create summative assessments with question pools, algorithmic problems, and optional integrated proctoring.
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Extensive Content Library

Building engaging classroom activities has never been easier. Aktiv Chemistry provides an extensive library of questions for chemistry courses such as General Chemistry, Introductory Chemistry, GOB Chemistry, Organic Chemistry. The content library includes discipline-specific problem types such as molecule drawing, chemical equations and naming, dimensional analysis, numerical entry, and more.

Easy and flexible authoring also allows instructors to add their own questions.

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Draw the Lewis structure of (CHO)OCH₃ and then choose the appropriate set of molecular geometries of the three central atoms. Your answer choice is independent of the orientation of your drawn structure.

The solubility of He in water at 25.0 °C is 7.0 × 10⁻⁵ M when the partial pressure of He is 0.20 atm. What is the value of the Henry's law constant for He?

A polysaccharide containing only one type of sugar residue is a ___.

  1. monosaccharide
  2. oligosaccharide
  3. monopolysaccharide
  4. heteropolysaccharide
  5. homopolysaccharide

According to the balanced reaction below, calculate the moles of NH₃ that form when 4.2 mol of N₂H₄ completely reacts 3 N₂H₄(l) → 4 NH₃(g) + N₂(g)


Built to Work with Any Textbook

Aktiv Chemistry’s textbook independent approach means instructors have more flexibility for their courses. Build assignments that align to any major publisher textbook or increasingly popular OER options.

For General Chemistry courses, Aktiv Chemistry also offers seamless integration with the OpenStax Chemistry textbooks.


Student Success

More Chemistry, Less Technology

Drawing chemical structures, entering subscripts and superscripts, and working with significant figures just shouldn’t be hard. That’s why Aktiv Chemistry was designed from the ground up with the student experience in mind. With intuitive user interfaces and scaffolded and visual modules, our goal is to use technology to lower the barrier to chemistry.

Bring Your Own Device. Any Device.

Students and instructors can access the Aktiv Learning app from any iPhone, iPad, or Android Device. Additionally, the platform is fully accessible on Web with any Mac, PC, or Chromebook.

Aktiv Chemistry’s mobile-first design ensures that students receive the same experience no matter where they are. Students take advantage of the Aktiv Learning mobile app to work and study on-the-go in places like riding the bus or train, or even on campus when they have downtime.


Algorithmic Problems & Question Pools

Aktiv Chemistry offers additional security with both Question Pools and Algorithmic Problems. These features randomize the content that is delivered to each student during homeworks, quizzes, or exams. Instructors can also randomize the order of questions on any assignment.


Built-in variables create thousands of question variants to be delivered that randomize numbers, words, or compounds within the problem statement.


Group together a set of similar questions and deliver a subset of them at random to students.

Problem Pool 1

14 problems in this pool

Suggested: 1 min

What is the correct IUPAC name for HBrO(aq)?

Suggested: 2 mins

What is the correct IUPAC name for Ca(BrO₂)₂?

Suggested: 1 min

What is the correct IUPAC name for Ti(ClO₄)₄?

Success Story

Professors from over 700 colleges and universities use Aktiv Chemistry to engage students inside and outside of the classroom. Learn how some of them have transformed their courses.

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Helping Students Learn, Interact, and Visualize Chemistry in New Ways

“With Aktiv Chemistry, there has been no learning curve. The students come in with a minimal amount of instruction and have been up and running within five to ten minutes. Then, they can focus more on the content rather than how to use the tool.”
Kathleen Kolbet
Professor of Chemistry, Department of Physical Sciences, Truckee Meadows Community College

¹ This quote was provided at a time where Aktiv Chemistry was named Chem101. We have replaced the use of Chem101 in any direct quotes with Aktiv Chemistry to minimize confusion.


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Flexible Grading Policies

Every Aktiv Chemistry activity has a multitude of grading policies that can be customized depending on the assignment type. Settings include points per problem, participation credit, late submissions with penalties, variable attempts per problem, penalties for incorrect attempts, and more. The Aktiv Chemistry gradebook can be set up to display summary columns or individual columns depending on the assignment type as well.

Industry-leading Support

Any course using Aktiv Chemistry comes with our industry-leading support featuring average response times of 14 minutes and extended hours that include late nights and weekends. Additionally, every Aktiv Chemistry instructor works with an individual member of our Success team that helps with initial course set up, gradebook/LMS integrations, and recommendations for best practices.


LMS Integrated

Aktiv Chemistry’s gradebook can be synced with any popular campus LMS such as Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, or D2L. The gradebook and associated columns can be customized to separate the various assignment types, to present individual assignments, or display summary columns for each type.