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The Living Textbook of Nuclear Chemistry: A Peer-Reviewed, Web-Based, Education Resource  W. Loveland, A. Gallant, and C. Joiner
The Living Textbook of Nuclear Chemistry is a collection of supplemental materials for teaching nuclear and radiochemistry. It contains audio¬Ěvideo presentations of the history of nuclear chemistry; tutorial lectures by recognized experts on advanced topics in nuclear and radiochemistry; links to data compilations, articles, and monographs; an audio course on radiochemistry; and online editions of textbooks, training videos, etc. All content has been refereed.
Loveland, W. D.; Gallant, A.; Joiner, C. J. Chem. Educ. 2004, 81, 1670.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry
How Radioactive Is Your Banana?  David W. Ball
This exercise uses a banana to illustrate the level of radioactivity (in this case, from K-40) in an everyday object.
Ball, David W. J. Chem. Educ. 2004, 81, 1440.
Food Science |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Isotopes
Bringing History to the Classroom: Spoofs about Problems in Obtaining Research Grants  Sidney Toby
This article is a spoof on the History of Science and consists of four skits depicting the difficulties famous men and women in science might have had in fictional interviews while seeking funding for their research.
Toby, Sidney. J. Chem. Educ. 2004, 81, 503.
Gases |
Physical Properties |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Women in Chemistry |
Administrative Issues
A Serious but Not Ponderous Book about Nuclear Energy (by Walter Scheider)  Peggy Geiger
Nuclear chemistry for the non-scientist.
Geiger, Peggy. J. Chem. Educ. 2002, 79, 314.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Nonmajor Courses
Nuclear and Radiochemistry: Fundamentals and Applications, 2nd, Revised Edition (by Karl Heinrich Lieser)  Curtis R. Keedy
Fundamentals and applications of nuclear and radiochemistry.
Keedy, Curtis R. J. Chem. Educ. 2002, 79, 35.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Applications of Chemistry |
Geochemistry |
Astrochemistry
A Different Approach to a 3-D Periodic System Including Stable Isotopes  Alexandru T. Balaban
On a Periodic System with the two dimensions represented by Periods and Columns, one may stack each stable nuclide of an element along the third dimension. This "Downtown Area" representation is helpful for interconnecting concepts of: element, isotope or nuclide (stable vs. radioactive), atomic weight, atomic number, mass number.
Balaban, Alexandru T. J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 359.
Periodicity / Periodic Table |
Isotopes |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry
Chemistry of the Heaviest Elements-One Atom at a Time  Darleane C. Hoffman and Diana M. Lee
A 75-year perspective of the chemistry of the heaviest elements, including a 50-year retrospective view of past developments, a summary of current research achievements and applications, and some predictions about exciting, new developments that might be envisioned within the next 25 years.
Hoffman, Darleane C.; Lee, Diana M. J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 331.
Chromatography |
Instrumental Methods |
Isotopes |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Separation Science |
Descriptive Chemistry |
Enrichment / Review Materials |
Atomic Properties / Structure
Ernest Rutherford, Avogadro's Number, and Chemical Kinetics  I. A. Leenson
The paper presents a way for students to use data from Rutherford's works (1908 - 1911) in order to determine one of the most precise values of Avogadro Constant available at the beginning of the century.
Leenson, I. A. J. Chem. Educ. 1998, 75, 998.
Learning Theories |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Kinetics
Dice Shaking as an Analogy for Radioactive Decay and First Order Kinetics  Emeric Schultz
An experiment involving the shaking of sets of different sided dice is described. Dice of 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 20 sides are readily available. This experiment serves as an easily understood analogy for radioactive decay and for the more general case of first order kinetics.
Schultz, Emeric. J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 505.
Kinetics |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry
Radioactivity in Everyday Life  S. G. Hutchison, F. I. Hutchison
This paper discusses the terminology appropriate to radiation exposure and dose, the three sources of natural background radiation (cosmic radiation, cosmogenic radiation, and terrestrial radiation), and several radioactive isotopes that are significant contributors to the radiation exposure received by individuals.
Hutchison, S. G.; Hutchison, F. I. J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 501.
Learning Theories |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Isotopes |
Consumer Chemistry
Successes and Techniques Associated with Teaching the Chemistry of Radioactive Wastes  Donald H. Williams
Description of a chemistry course, "The Chemistry of Radwastes", that serves as a chemistry course for nonscience majors.
Williams, Donald H. J. Chem. Educ. 1995, 72, 971.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Nonmajor Courses
Simple Rules for Determining Nuclear Stability and Type of Radioactive Decay  Mark L. Campbell
Simple rules for determining nuclear stability and type of radioactive decay.
Campbell, Mark L. J. Chem. Educ. 1995, 72, 892.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry
Cloud Chamber Activities for the High School Classroom  Perry, John Timothy; Sankey, Mary Ann
Instructions for constructing and using an inexpensive cloud chamber; includes student assignments and sample data.
Perry, John Timothy; Sankey, Mary Ann J. Chem. Educ. 1995, 72, 339.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus
Teaching Aids For Nuclear Chemistry  Atwood, Charles H.
Listing of topics and sources related to nuclear chemistry, including bibliographies for the Journal and Scientific American.
Atwood, Charles H. J. Chem. Educ. 1994, 71, 845.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry
High-Sensitivity Gamma Radiation Monitor for Teaching and Environmental Applications  Lyons, R. G.; Crossley, P. C.; Fortune, D.
Design, construction, and calibration of a high-sensitivity gamma radiation monitor.
Lyons, R. G.; Crossley, P. C.; Fortune, D. J. Chem. Educ. 1994, 71, 524.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus
Advice from Allied Health faculty to chemistry faculty  Dever, David F.
Finding out what the different health professions would like to see from undergraduate chemistry programs.
Dever, David F. J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, 763.
Medicinal Chemistry |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Nutrition |
Vitamins |
Gases
Radioactivity: A natural phenomenon  Ronneau, C.
Main points of information and a demonstration regarding radioactivity.
Ronneau, C. J. Chem. Educ. 1990, 67, 736.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Toxicology
Wet labs, computers, and spreadsheets  Durham, Bill
The following is a description of some commonly encountered experiments that have been modified for computerized data acquisition.
Durham, Bill J. Chem. Educ. 1990, 67, 416.
Laboratory Computing / Interfacing |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Titration / Volumetric Analysis |
Calorimetry / Thermochemistry |
Kinetics |
Electrochemistry
Nuclear chemistry: Include it in your curriculum  Atwood, Charles H.; Sheline, R. K.
This article takes a look at some of the topics that might be included in a nuclear chemistry section of your chemistry course.
Atwood, Charles H.; Sheline, R. K. J. Chem. Educ. 1989, 66, 389.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry
Determining the solubility of Ca(OH)2 using 45Ca as a tracer  Edmiston, Michael D.; Suter, Robert W.
These authors have developed a simple lab that can be incorporated into freshman chemistry that allows students to understand the power of radiochemistry as an analytical tool as well as gain perspectives about real versus imagined dangers of radioactivity.
Edmiston, Michael D.; Suter, Robert W. J. Chem. Educ. 1988, 65, 279.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Medicinal Chemistry
Radioactive dating: A method for geochronology  Rowe, M. W.
The discovery of radioactivity, radioactive dating, and various dating methods.
Rowe, M. W. J. Chem. Educ. 1985, 62, 580.
Geochemistry |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Isotopes |
Mass Spectrometry
Nuclear synthesis and identification of new elements  Seaborg, Glenn T.
Review of descriptive terms, nuclear reactions, radioactive decay modes, and experimental methods in nuclear chemistry.
Seaborg, Glenn T. J. Chem. Educ. 1985, 62, 392.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Nomenclature / Units / Symbols |
Isotopes
Nuclear Energy  Mickey, Charles D.
A brief summary of the history and key concepts of nuclear energy.
Mickey, Charles D. J. Chem. Educ. 1980, 57, 360.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry
A chemistry lesson at Three Mile Island  Mammano, Nicholas J.
Teaching principles of general chemistry through references made to the nuclear incident at Three Mile Island.
Mammano, Nicholas J. J. Chem. Educ. 1980, 57, 286.
Equilibrium |
Gases |
Stoichiometry |
Nonmajor Courses |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Applications of Chemistry
A passive nuclear debris collector  Griffin, John J.; Stevens, Ronald L.; Pszenny, Alexander A. P.; Russell, Irving J.
A simple collector that takes advantage of the ability of rain to remove trace radioactive substances from the lower atmosphere.
Griffin, John J.; Stevens, Ronald L.; Pszenny, Alexander A. P.; Russell, Irving J. J. Chem. Educ. 1979, 56, 475.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus |
Applications of Chemistry
Variation of radioactive decay rates  Wolsey, Wayne C.
133. It is stated frequently in introductory chemistry texts that radioactive decay rates are invariant. Students are led to the impression, implicitly, if not explicitly, that changes in chemical form, temperature, pressure, etc. have no effect upon the half-lives of unstable nuclei. This constancy of decay is perhaps true for some particular modes of decay, but by no means is it true for all.
Wolsey, Wayne C. J. Chem. Educ. 1978, 55, 302.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Thermodynamics
What is an element?  Kolb, Doris
Reviews the history of the discovery, naming, and representation of the elements; the development of the spectroscope and the periodic table; radioactive elements and isotopes; allotropes; and the synthesis of future elements.
Kolb, Doris J. Chem. Educ. 1977, 54, 696.
Periodicity / Periodic Table |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Nomenclature / Units / Symbols |
Isotopes
Questions [and] Answers  Campbell, J. A.
284-289. Six questions and their answers on practical applications of chemistry.
Campbell, J. A. J. Chem. Educ. 1977, 54, 161.
Medicinal Chemistry |
Enzymes |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Drugs / Pharmaceuticals |
Applications of Chemistry |
Enrichment / Review Materials
High school/university cooperative experiment: The uptake of nuclear debris by trees  Griffin, John J.; Driscoll, Joseph R.
In a previous publication the detection and identification of airborne nuclear debris from the March 18, 1972 People's Republic of China nuclear test was reported as a useful technique. A followup investigation is documented by members of the freshman science class to determine if nuclear debris from the March 18 nuclear test or other recent tests has been incorporated into the vegetation within their immediate environment.
Griffin, John J.; Driscoll, Joseph R. J. Chem. Educ. 1974, 51, 270.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry
Radiometric analysis of ammonia in water  Mehra, M. C.
In this experiment, the silver concentration in aqueous solution is determined radiometrically using silver-110 as the radiotracer.
Mehra, M. C. J. Chem. Educ. 1972, 49, 837.
Water / Water Chemistry |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Isotopes |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
Quantitative Analysis
A freshman experiment in neutron activation analysis  Pickering, Miles
This experiment uses neutron activation analysis to determine the amount of manganese in "pure" iron wire.
Pickering, Miles J. Chem. Educ. 1972, 49, 430.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Quantitative Analysis
Nuclear concepts as part of the undergraduate chemistry curriculum  Caretto, A. A., Jr.; Sugihara, T. T.
It is proposed that there are distinct advantages to a freshman curriculum that introduces nuclear concepts simultaneously with the discussion of analogous atomic and molecular concepts.
Caretto, A. A., Jr.; Sugihara, T. T. J. Chem. Educ. 1970, 47, 569.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Atomic Properties / Structure
Chemical queries. Especially for introductory chemistry teachers  Young, J. A.; Malik, J. G.; Choppin, Gregory R.; Young, J. P.
(1) Is there more to nuclear stability than only the neutron to proton ration? - answer by Choppin. (2) What are the products generated by the electrolysis of molten potassium nitrate with stainless steel electrodes? - answer by Young.
Young, J. A.; Malik, J. G.; Choppin, Gregory R.; Young, J. P. J. Chem. Educ. 1970, 47, 73.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Isotopes |
Atomic Properties / Structure |
Electrochemistry
Stable isotopes of the atmosphere  Eck, C. F.
This article briefly presents the composition of air, the discovery of isotopes, their concentration in air, and reviews their current enrichment status.
Eck, C. F. J. Chem. Educ. 1969, 46, 706.
Atmospheric Chemistry |
Isotopes |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry
General chemistry demonstrations based on nuclear and radiochemical phenomena  Herber, Rolfe H.
This paper is intended to provide a brief survey of lecture demonstrations, suitable for a general chemistry course, that incorporate some of the ideas, concepts, techniques, and instrumentation of the field of nuclear and radiochemistry.
Herber, Rolfe H. J. Chem. Educ. 1969, 46, 665.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Isotopes
The principle of exponential change: Applications in chemistry, biochemistry, and radioactivity  Green, Frank O.
Examines the nature of exponential change and its applications to chemistry, biochemistry, and radioactivity, including radioactive decay, enzyme kinetics, colorimetry, spectrophotometry, and first order reaction kinetics.
Green, Frank O. J. Chem. Educ. 1969, 46, 451.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Kinetics |
Enzymes |
Spectroscopy
Radioisotope generators for introductory laboratory use  Crater, H. L.; Macchione, J. B.; Gemmill, W. J.; Kramer, H. H.
Describes the use of simple radioisotope generators in 23 different experiments involving nuclear theory.
Crater, H. L.; Macchione, J. B.; Gemmill, W. J.; Kramer, H. H. J. Chem. Educ. 1969, 46, 287.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Isotopes |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus
Inexpensive applications of Polaroid film  Scherer, George A.; Sakurai, Richard S.
Describes the use of Polaroid film to detect emission spectra from a grating spectrograph, X-rays diffracted by crystals, and radioactivity from 14C in plant materials.
Scherer, George A.; Sakurai, Richard S. J. Chem. Educ. 1968, 45, 134.
Spectroscopy |
X-ray Crystallography |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry
Atomic Structure. Radioactivity. B. Nuclear Phenomena: Radioactivity  Surina, Albert A.; Alyea, Hubert N.
Demonstration include the use of an electroscope and Geiger counter in measuring radioactivity and the formation of fog in an evacuated bottle.
Surina, Albert A.; Alyea, Hubert N. J. Chem. Educ. 1967, 44, A545.
Atomic Properties / Structure |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry
Laboratory design considerations¬ĚPart II  Steere, Norman V.
Considers ventilation, illumination, radioisotopes, egress, water supply, and miscellaneous laboratory design features.
Steere, Norman V. J. Chem. Educ. 1965, 42, A665.
Laboratory Management |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Isotopes
Demonstration of a parent-daughter radioactive equilibrium using 137Cs-137mBa  Choppin, Gregory R.; Nealy, Carson L.
Demonstrates the relationship between radioactive half life and both the rate of decay and growth of a radioactive daughter.
Choppin, Gregory R.; Nealy, Carson L. J. Chem. Educ. 1964, 41, 598.
Isotopes |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Equilibrium |
Rate Law
Dating of uranium minerals by the specific radioactivity of lead  Fairhall, A. W.
This paper discusses a method for estimating the age of a uranium mineral without recourse to elaborate mass-spectrometric techniques and presents an experimental procedure for doing so.
Fairhall, A. W. J. Chem. Educ. 1963, 40, 626.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Isotopes |
Geochemistry
The science study series. Volumes 12 and 18  Kieffer, William F.

Kieffer, William F. J. Chem. Educ. 1961, 38, 588.
Atomic Properties / Structure |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Water / Water Chemistry
Incorporating radioisotope techniques into the chemistry curriculum  Radin, Norman S.
Presents a list of radioisotope experiments suitable for a wide range of different domains and levels in chemistry.
Radin, Norman S. J. Chem. Educ. 1961, 38, 344.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Isotopes
Nuclear and radiochemistry in the curriculum in general chemistry  Garrett, A. B.
The author summarizes how he integrates nuclear and radiochemistry into the general chemistry curriculum.
Garrett, A. B. J. Chem. Educ. 1960, 37, 384.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Isotopes
Radiochemistry in the curriculum: Introduction  Phelan, Earl W.
This symposium was organized to share the experiences of some of the leaders in the field radiochemistry instruction.
Phelan, Earl W. J. Chem. Educ. 1960, 37, 382.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry
Letters  Hendricks, B. Clifford
A brief examination of the way in which general chemistry textbooks portray the emission of alpha, beta, and gamma rays.
Hendricks, B. Clifford J. Chem. Educ. 1960, 37, 161.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry
Acceleration of biochemical research by recent analytical developments  Anthony, David S.
The development of several kinds of chromatography and the wide spread availability of isotopes as well as associated counting equipment permitted experimentation in areas that could not previously be explored.
Anthony, David S. J. Chem. Educ. 1959, 36, 540.
Chromatography |
Ion Exchange |
Gas Chromatography |
Isotopes |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry
Use of radioisotopes in the college chemistry laboratory  Phillips, David; Maybury, Robert H.
Provides experiments and experiences working with constructed Geiger counters and radioisotopes.
Phillips, David; Maybury, Robert H. J. Chem. Educ. 1959, 36, 133.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Isotopes |
Instrumental Methods |
Qualitative Analysis |
Kinetics
Teaching mass-energy equivalence  Foster, Laurence S.
It is the purpose of this paper to show how the concept of mass-energy equivalence may be introduced in an elementary chemistry course while retaining a focus on chemistry.
Foster, Laurence S. J. Chem. Educ. 1956, 33, 300.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry
A demonstration fog chamber  Slabaugh, W. H.
Presents a diagram of a glass-enclosed box to be used as a fog chamber for examining the tracks of subatomic particles.
Slabaugh, W. H. J. Chem. Educ. 1955, 32, 269.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry
The relative contributions of various elements to the earth's radioactivity  Asimov, Isaac
Describes relative contributions of various elements to the earth's radioactivity.
Asimov, Isaac J. Chem. Educ. 1954, 31, 24.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Geochemistry |
Isotopes
Naturally occurring radioisotopes  Asimov, Isaac
Examines half-life calculations, long-lived radioactive isotopes, and the formation of short-lived radioactive isotopes.
Asimov, Isaac J. Chem. Educ. 1953, 30, 398.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Isotopes |
Geochemistry
Recent history of the notion of a chemical species  Bulloff, Jack J.
Quantum and nuclear chemistry have challenged the doctrine that chemical elements are homogeneous entities while studies of the structure and stoichiometry of solids invite a change in our ideas of definite proportions in chemical combinations.
Bulloff, Jack J. J. Chem. Educ. 1953, 30, 78.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Isotopes |
Stoichiometry |
Solids
A continuous cloud chamber  Kuehner, A. L.
Details the construction and use of a continuous cloud chamber.
Kuehner, A. L. J. Chem. Educ. 1952, 29, 511.
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry
Radiations from radioactive materials  Orban, Edward
Lists many radioactive minerals and ores and their sources and describes some simple demonstrations of radioactivity.
Orban, Edward J. Chem. Educ. 1952, 29, 289.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Isotopes
Experiments on radioactivity in the first course in college chemistry  Brown, Charles A.; Rochow, E. G.
Experiments described include the detection and measurement of radioactivity; comparing the penetrative power of beta and gamma radiation; separating thorium from uranium; and determining the half-life of iodine 128.
Brown, Charles A.; Rochow, E. G. J. Chem. Educ. 1951, 28, 521.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Isotopes |
Separation Science
Autoradiography as a science project  Huber, William S.
Describes several autoradiography techniques in which photographic plates are exposed to radioactive sources.
Huber, William S. J. Chem. Educ. 1951, 28, 226.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry