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OWLv2, the most trusted online learning solution for chemistry, now offers more freedom and flexibility than ever before. OWLv2 for General Chemistry is a textbook-independent online learning solution that allows you to customize your course to match any textbook, while giving students the flexibility to choose course materials. Featuring chemist-developed content, OWLv2 is the only system designed to elevate thinking through Mastery Learning, allowing students to work at their own pace until they understand each concept and skill. Each time a student tries a problem, OWLv2 changes the chemicals, values, and the wording of the question to ensure students are learning the concepts and not cheating the system. OWLv2 offers detailed, instant feedback, thousands of interactive learning resources, new personalized study tools, increased mobile compatibility, and improved analytics. Discover the power of OWLv2 and take learning to a higher level.

Learn about OWLv2!
  • QUICK PREP FOR GENERAL CHEMISTRY: Quick Prep is a self-paced short course proven effective at helping students of all levels review key concepts at the start of the semester.
  • MASTERY LEARNING PROBLEMS: Mastery learning problems contain questions associated with specific concepts or skills. With these unique problems, the chemistry, the wording of the questions, and the numbers change to ensure student mastery. This 3-way randomization of problems allows students to practice and understand the underlying chemical concepts before they gain mastery and move on.
  • MULTIMEDIA ACTIVITIES: Tutorials, Simulations, and Visual Exercises are interactive problems designed to promote conceptual understanding and support problem-solving skills.
  • REVIEW AND CHALLENGE PROBLEMS: Review activities help students demonstrate that they have mastered the material in a given Unit. Challenge activities allow students to answer more difficult questions and ones that combine multiple concepts.
  • ADAPTIVE STUDY PLANS: Adaptive Study Plans test students’ knowledge of important topics, and serve as a review or summary of the topics in a chapter. Students begin by taking a quiz then they receive a study plan tailored to their unique learning needs.
  • TEST QUESTIONS: A bank of test questions are included in a stricter evaluation environment for assessment purposes.
  • COURSE TEMPLATES: Pre-made course templates correlated to a number of textbooks are available.
1. Chemistry: Matter on the Atomic Scale.
2. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions.
3. Stoichiometry.
4. Chemical Reactions and Solution Stoichiometry.
5. Thermochemistry.
6. Electromagnetic Radiation and the Electronic Structure of the Atom.
7. Electron Configurations and the Properties of Atoms.
8. Covalent Bonding and Molecular Structure.
9. Theories of Chemical Bonding.
10. Gases.
11. Intermolecular Forces and Liquids.
12. The Solid State.
13. Chemical Mixtures: Solutions and Other Mixtures.
14. Chemical Kinetics.
15. Chemical Equilibrium.
16. Acids and Bases.
17. Advanced Acid-Base Equilibria.
18. Precipitation and Lewis Acid-Base Equilibria.
19. Thermodynamics: Entropy and Free Energy.
20. Electrochemistry.
21. Organic Chemistry.
22. Applying Chemical Principles to the Main-Group Elements.
23. The Transition Elements.
24. Nuclear Chemistry.
OWLv2 offers a full, mobile-ready textbook combined with mastery learning activities that allow students to understand each concept and skill at their own pace.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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“It gives you a warning if there may be an incorrect submission so you have a chance to recheck before you submit answer. If you get the question wrong, it explains the solution in detail so that you can still continue to learn.”

"During class lectures, you’re given the information but not how to use it. With chemistry it’s all about practice, and OWLv2 gives you so many options to learn and use the content.”

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“I like that it really breaks down the chapter in terms of the basic concepts, then there are separate questions that involve applying the concepts and theories in order to solve the problems. It provides a really great learning structure for grasping new material.”

“The mastery questions are awesome. They are set up so you can’t just look at them and apply a formula. They force students to go beyond the foundational concepts and really tap into higher-level thinking.”

“If you hold students accountable, they realize OWLv2 will help them understand concepts and get a better grade.”