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WARNING: Most of the sites on this page are probably more detailed than A&P students care to explore. Some are from my collection from the days when I taught a 1 year course in Chemistry to nursing students. Browse for whatever you are interested in and ignore the rest. Don't get stressed - You don't need to know stuff at the level of these websites.
Go for the sites with five stars ***** for the best stuff for A&P students.

http://pubs.acs.org/hotartcl/cenear/980112/periodic.html
Chemical & Engineering News provides this article dated January 12, 1998 and entitled "The Periodic Table -- 1923 & 1998"  by Rebecca L. Rawls.  Learn how 26 elements have been added to the periodic table over the 75 years period covered by this article.

http://www.webelements.com/webelements/index.html
A periodic table of the elements on the internet.
Click on any element in this periodic table to get more information on it.  If you click on an element you will come to a page on that element with a side-bar menu of topics about that element.

http://www.chemicalelements.com
Another periodic table of the elements on the internet. 
Click on any element in this periodic table to get more information on it.

http://www.chem4kids.com/atoms/structure.html
*****Need to give your brain a break? 
See how atomic structure is presented at a site created for kids.
Be sure to follow the arrows at the bottom of each page to go on to the next page
and check out more helpful stuff on general chemistry topics written in a very readable format.

http://web.jjay.cuny.edu/~acarpi/NSC/3-atoms.htm
*****Here is a concise and very readable treatment of the topic of atomic structure. 
Includes illustrations and discussion of ions and isotopes.

http://chemed.chem.purdue.edu/genchem/topicreview/bp/ch3/massmol.html
This site contains information on topics such as: Atomic Mass, Isotopes, Atomic Weight, Molecular Weight, The Mole, Avogadro's Constant, and Converting Grams into Moles.

http://www.chemistry.co.nz/avogadro.htm
Very brief discussion of what is Avogadro's law and what does the law have to do with Avogadro's number.

http://www.woodrow.org/teachers/ci/1992/Avogadro.html
This is an interestingly done imaginary interview of Lorenzo Romano Amadeo Carlo Avogadro and his wife so we can get acquainted with them and with Avogadro's contributions.

http://www.chemtutor.com/acid.htm
This is the CHEMTUTOR site on Acids and Bases.  It corresponds to approximately 18 printed pages.  Topics covered here are:What is an acid or a base? Properties of acids.  Properties of bases.  Strong acids and bases.  Solubility and dissociation.  Overview of pH. The pH box.  Calculator use with pH box.  The pKa box.  Weak acids and weak bases.  pH of strong acids and bases.  Weak acids.  Weak bases.  The 5% rule.  pH of weak acids and bases.  Buffers and pH of buffers.  Buffer math.  Titration.  Salts.  Titration and pH math problems.

http://www.elmhurst.edu/~chm/vchembook/index.html
*****Virtual Chembook Main Index
You might want to start with General Chemistry Topics such as:
Introduction to the Study of Chemistry - Atoms, Elements etc.
Compounds and Bonding - Ionic / Covalent etc.
And move on to some of the Organic & Biochemistry Topics such as:
Carbohydrates, Lipids, Amino Acids, Enzymes, DNA/RNA etc.
http://www.elmhurst.edu/~chm/vchembook/568hairwave.html
is where you can read about the chemistry of permanent hair waves

http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/nutrition/factsheets/carbohydrates.html
Nutrition Fact Sheets: Carbohydrates
Department of Preventive Medicine
Northwestern University

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/19529.htm
Complex carbohydrates
Brief summary via ADAM and US National Library of Medicine

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates.html
Carbohydrates
Harvard School of Public Health

http://www.sportsci.org/news/compeat/carbo.html
Carbohydrates? They aren't that simple!
Louise M. Burke, australian Institute of sport

http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/digest/pubs/lactose/lactose.htm
This is a 5 page educational publication provided by the NIH entitled Lactose Intolerance.  Includes information about what lactose intolerance is and how it is diagnosed and treated.

http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/nutrition/factsheets/lipids.html
Nutrition Fact Sheets: Lipids
Department of Preventive Medicine
Northwestern University

http://www.swedish.org/16493.cfm
Trans Fats: The New (Bad) Fat in Town

http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/encyclopedia/p/pr/prostaglandin.htm
Prostaglandin
Online Encyclopedia article

http://www.imb-jena.de/IMAGE_AA.html
The Amino Acid Repository
Properties and images of the 20 standard amino acids

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essential_amino_acid
Essential amino acid
An entry from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://web.indstate.edu/thcme/mwking/vitamins.html
Introduction to Vitamins
Here you will find
Water soluble vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, Biotin, B12, Folic acid, Ascorbic Acid
Fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, K
Structure and Information for each vitamin
Structure and Information for the cofactors made from that vitamin
Information about enzymes and pathways dependent on the cofactor made from the vitamin

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