This week, one of my students alerted me to some mobile apps featuring chemistry. One, in particular, seems to be mostly free and incorporates a hands-on approach to conducting virtual laboratory experiments. The app is called BEAKER - Mix Chemicals and is offered by THIX on the Apple and Google Play Stores. My student demonstrated how the app works and I gotta say - it's pretty sleek.
According to the developer, "you can hold it, shake it, heat it up, cap it, add in chemicals, pour out, or pour between BEAKERS via AirMix." AirMix allows two phones running BEAKERS to wirelessly pour liquid from one BEAKER into another if in close proximity. Furthermore, the developer includes the opportunity to test 300+ reactions using 150 chemicals. This might be worth checking out if your classes have limited lab time or capability.
The developer has 2 additional mobile apps available: Chemist and Space.