Transform Your Chemistry Course

Help your students gain the confidence they need to be successful problem solvers with Aktiv Chemistry’s groundbreaking technology – now combined with dynamic textbooks from Top Hat.

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.

& Practice

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

Timed Online
Quizzes & Exams

Create assessments with question pools, algorithmic problems, and optional integrated proctoring.


Experience Chemistry Like Never Before

Pick and choose problems from an extensive library that supports all topics in General Chemistry, Introductory Chemistry, GOB, and Organic Chemistry. Specialized answer modules target common student pain points throughout the course and provide valuable visualization and scaffolding.

Students draw Lewis structures and visualize VSEPR with an intuitive, game-like interface that makes learning fun.

Students drag-and-drop tiles to set up scaffolded conversions with units, stoichiometry, densities, concentrations, and much more.

Allow students to focus on chemistry and not syntax errors by easily writing chemical nomenclature and equations with smart suggestions. Supports both inorganic and organic compounds.

Scaffolded and step- by-step learning for chemical, weak acid-base, and solubility equilibria problems.

Students draw skeletal and structural formulas with the groundbreaking and intuitive AktivGrid.

Now Integrated with Top Hat Textbooks for General & Organic Chemistry

four Top Hat interactive texts for General and Organic Chemistry courses, which include embedded reading questions, problem solving videos, and simulations.

Choose a Textbook

Atoms First: General Chemistry
By: Greg Domski

By employing a student-centered writing style, this textbook aims to help students understand atoms, ions, and molecules concepts before they encounter more challenging and complex material. Offering plenty of visuals, instructional and step-by-step problem-solving videos, interactive simulations and built-in assessment questions, the text is developed with active learning principles that foster better student engagement. This most recent revision includes a math supplement, a revised thermochemistry chapter, a new organic chemistry chapter and accessibility improvements to ensure all students have the best learning experience possible.

General Chemistry
By: Franklin Ow

With over 4,500 interactive questions, embedded videos and full customizability, this comprehensive, interactive textbook title is designed to help students build the critical thinking skills needed to succeed in chemistry. Written in a conversational tone and featuring problem-solving videos that work through the content step-by-step, this text empowers students to improve their overall understanding of chemistry instead of just memorizing abstract content. The textbook also emphasizes connections between course concepts and everyday life, helping students think practically to improve their mastery of the content.

Organic Chemistry: Mechanistic Patterns
By: Bill Ogilvie, Nathan Ackroyd, Scott Browning, Ghislain Deslongchamps, Felix Lee, Effiette Sauer

Organic Chemistry: Mechanistic Patterns is the first introductory organic chemistry title that holistically focuses on a mechanistic approach, one that has proven to achieve a deeper understanding of chemical reactivity. This approach visualizes reactivity as a collection of patterns in electron movement, making it possible for students to describe why a reaction occurred and predict how a chemical will react, even if they have never seen a particular reaction before. The text takes great care to establish a progression of reactivity, from simple to complex, introducing functional groups as necessary, while focusing on the reaction at hand rather than the various things that each functional group does. Including Ghislain Deslongchamps’ acclaimed Organic ChemWare Learning Objects that bring static molecular representations to life, the goal of this textbook is to help students learn to think like chemists so they can be more successful in their studies.

Organic Chemistry I & II
By: Steven Forsey

This textbook is designed for Chemistry instructors who want an active, dynamic, and understandable approach to support their own efforts in the classroom. The conversational, relatable tone makes learning the difficult and abstract material easier for students, while “Keeping it Real” sections connect concepts to real-world applications. Plus, this ever-evolving textbook includes auto-graded questions, videos and 3D animations to provide students with a more visual understanding of abstract concepts.

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