Widgetized chemistry

A literally neat tool that uses the Wolfram-Alpha computational knowledge engine to collate chemical information has been developed by organic chemist Adam Azman of Butler University. The tool lets you look up valid (and CAS enabled) chemistry data. Simply type in the chemical name and the tool returns the molecular formula and structure (just to verify you entered the right compound), and tells you the molecular mass, density, boiling point and a few other physical properties, everything you usually need to complete a reagent table. It also recognizes chemical formulas, like TiCl4, and shorthand notation, like EtOH, explains Azman.