Chemistry Concepts Made Clear and Accessible

Move students beyond memorization of Chemistry concepts to a higher level of thinking with OWLv2. This powerful platform empowers students to learn Chemistry through richly dynamic problems, detailed feedback and interactive learning modules. With OWLv2, students practice at their own pace, receive meaningful feedback and access learning resources to help them achieve better grades.

Using Science to Learn Science

Dr. Barbara Oakley discusses the cognitive theory behind OWLv2, a powerful online learning system
for Chemistry with a unique Mastery Learning approach.

OWLv2 Supports Every Stage of Learning

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Master Chemistry, One Concept at a Time

Mastery Learning activities in OWLv2 enable students to work at their own pace until they understand each concept and skill. Instant feedback and richly dynamic problem sets encourage understanding over memorization.

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Learning Tools for Every Type of Student

Meet students where they are with a wealth of learning resources in OWLv2—including adaptive review modules that guide remediation, interactive study tools that aid conceptual exploration and text-specific resources for practice and review.

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Access Analytics in Real Time

Track student progress with the robust OWLv2 gradebook. You'll know where students stand in class at all times—and can quickly identify where students are struggling—so you can intervene and remediate as needed.

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All-You-Can-Learn Access with Cengage Unlimited

Cengage Unlimited is the first-of-its-kind digital subscription that gives students total and on-demand access to all the digital learning platforms, ebooks, online homework and study tools Cengage has to offer—in one place, for one price. Students get unlimited access to a library of more than 22,000 products for $119.99 per term.


Access the OWLv2 eBook Offline

Students can now access their OWLv2 eBook—the MindTap Reader—offline via the MindTap Mobile App. Select titles are available for download so students can study anytime, anywhere. Download the MindTap Mobile App today—it’s free!

Titles Available

Chemistry in Focus: A Molecular View of Our World, 7th Edition, Nivaldo J. Tro

CHEM2: Chemistry in Your World, 2nd Edition, John L. Hogg

Introductory Chemistry, 6th Edition, Mark S. Cracolice

Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation, 8th Edition, Steven S. Zumdahl, Donald J. Decoste

Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry, 11th Edition, Frederick A. Bettelheim

General, Organic & Biological Chemistry, 7th Edition, H. Stephen Stoker

General, Organic, and Biochemistry, 2nd Edition, James Armstrong

Chemistry for Today: General, Organic, and Biochemistry, 9th Edition, Spencer L. Segar

Chemistry, 10th Edition, Steven S. Zumdahl, Susan A. Zumdahl, Donald J. DeCoste

General Chemistry, 11th Edition, Darrell D. Ebbing

Chemical Principles, 8th Edition, Steven S. Zumdahl, Donald J. DeCoste

Chemistry: An Atoms First Approach, 2nd Edition, Steven S. Zumdahl, Susan A. Zumdahl

Chemistry: Principles and Reactions, 8th Edition, William L. Masterton, Cecile N. Hurley

Principles of Modern Chemistry, 8th Edition, David W. Oxtoby

Chemistry Principles in the Laboratory, 11th Edition, Emil Slowinski

Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity, 9th Edition, John C. Kotz, Paul M. Treichel, John Townsend, David Treichel

Chemistry: The Molecular Science, 5th Edition, John W. Moore, Conrad L. Stanitski

Chemistry for Engineering Students, 3rd Edition, Lawrence S. Brown, Tom Holme

Chemistry: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition, Daniel L. Reger, Scott R. Goode, David W. Ball

Organic Chemistry, 8th Edition, William H. Brown, Brent L. Iverson, Eric Anslyn, Christopher S. Foote

Organic Chemistry, 9th Edition, John E. McMurry

Organic Chemistry: With Biological Applications, 3rd Edition, John E. McMurry

Marcroscale and Microscale Organic Experiments, 7th Edition, Kenneth L. Williamson, Katherine M. Masters

Experimental Organic Chemistry: A Miniscale & Microscale Approach, 6th Edition, John C. Gilbert, Stephen F. Martin

A Small Scale Approach to Organic Laboratory Techniques, 4th Edition, Donald L. Pavia, George S. Kriz, Gary M. Lampman, Randall G. Engel

Biochemistry, 6th Edition, Reginald H. Garrett, Charles M. Grisham

Biochemistry, 9th Edition, Mary K. Campbell, Shawn O. Farrell

Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, 9th Edition, Douglas A. Skoog, Donald M. West, F. James Holler, Stanley R. Crouch

OWLv2 Improves Chemistry Student Outcomes

Video Success Story

Instructors agree—OWLv2 gives students a meaningful homework experience.

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Research shows homework performance in OWLv2 correlates strongly with increasing test scores.

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Success Story

OWLv2 enables study anytime, anywhere, which can empower superior achievement in even the busiest students.

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"With OWLv2, students are able to learn the process rather than memorize answers to questions."

"OWLv2 has improved student learning in my classroom immensely. What I've seen is that the use of OWL dramatically improves a person's score."

"OWLv2 was a challenge and it made me really think and try to learn the material."

  • Steven Neal
    University of Tennessee – Knoxville
  • Houston Brown
    Lecturer of Chemistry
    University of Houston Downtown
  • Natalie
    Ohio State University


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LMS Integration

Cengage provides integration with the Learning Management Systems (LMSs) instructors use most. Our integrations work with any LMS that supports IMS Basic LTI Standards. Easily connect your LMS of choice to create a seamless experience for instructors and students.


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LabSkills PreLabs for General and Organic Chemistry

Easy to assign. Automatically graded.

Are Your Students Ready for Lab?

Prepare students with interactive, online pre-lab assignments, including videos, interactive modules, quizzes and safety training.

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      General Chemistry            Organic Chemistry      


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Step-by-Step Videos

Introduce students to the techniques, equipment and safety skills needed to complete labs successfully.


Empower students with opportunities to interact with lab equipment prior to lab, so they’re ready to go when they get to lab.


Test student mastery of pre-lab skills and techniques.