Contextual Chemistry

About This Curriculum
Contextual Chemistry, produced by Conceptual Academy, is the video version of Chemistry in Context, a project of the American Chemical Society. It is also an abbreviated and re-structured revision of its older sister, Conceptual Chemistry, which is a successful concept-oriented textbook designed for liberal arts college chemistry courses. Within Contextual Chemistry select key concepts are developed in a clear step-wise fashion with an emphasis given to the societal and environmental applications of those key concepts.

About this Program

Welcome to the Contextual
Chemistry landing page

Peruse the Table of Videos to explore our video library as aligned to the Contextual Chemistry textbook. Please note, we are now searching for instuctors willing to pilot Contextual Chemistry in tandem with the ACS Chemistry in Context textbook. If this is of interest, please write to

To the Student: You'll need a Course ID from your instructor to register. After signing in, you'll be brought to your profile page. From there you can view your gradebook and enter your customized course, where our video library, encouragement-based homework system, and much more are collated to the calendar dates of your class schedule. For any questions, please write to

To the Instructor: Thank you for visiting our Instructor Support site:, where you will find many teaching resources. Welcome to the CA community! We look forward to hearing from you and working with you directly.

To Everyone: We are producing a Podcast series following the chapters of Contextual Chemistry's sister: Conceptual Chemistry. We call it the Big Picture Podcast now available through Apple Podcasts.