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An Interactive Environmental Science Course for Education Science Majors  Suzanne K. Lunsford and William Slattery
Describes an interactive environmental modular science course for education science majors preparing to become teachers at the primary and secondary levels. The purpose of the course is to give students experience in inquiry, gathering data, the evaluation of data to understand scientific theory, and the application of inquiry, hands-on methods in the classroom.
Lunsford, Suzanne K.; Slattery, William. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 233.
Applications of Chemistry |
Geochemistry |
Nonmajor Courses |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Student-Centered Learning |
Standards National / State
Digging Up Earth Day Resources  Bernadette Caldwell
Online soil chemistry resources related to the 2006 themeChemists Celebrate Earth Day: Dig It!are described, and a number of links are provided for further exploration.
Caldwell, Bernadette. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 201.
Agricultural Chemistry |
Geochemistry |
Enrichment / Review Materials
Chemists Celebrate Earth Day 2006: Dig It! JCE Resources for Chemistry and Soils  Erica K. Jacobsen
This annotated bibliography collects the best that past issues of JCE have to offer for use with the 2006 Chemists Celebrate Earth Day theme, "Dig It!".
Jacobsen, Erica K. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 199.
Geochemistry |
Enrichment / Review Materials
Synthesis and Analysis of Copper Hydroxy Double Salts  Laura M. Brigandi, Phyllis A. Leber, and Claude H. Yoder
Describes an introductory chemistry project involving the synthesis and identification of double salts containing copper and hydroxide ions. The preparations are accompanied by qualitative, colorimetric, gravimetric, and volumetric gas analyses that permit students to determine the empirical formula of the compound synthesized.
Brigandi, Laura M.; Leber, Phyllis A.; Yoder, Claude H. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1662.
Quantitative Analysis |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
Geochemistry |
Gravimetric Analysis |
Synthesis |
Qualitative Analysis
Sedimentation Time Measurements of Soil Particles by Light Scattering and Determination of Chromium, Lead, and Iron in Soil Samples via ICP  Patricia Metthe Todebush and Franz M. Geiger
In this two-part general chemistry laboratory activity, students study soil samples from home and from campus. In part one, the samples are placed in water and the suspended colloid fraction is separated using filtration, followed by a determination of colloid sedimentation rates via light scattering. In part two, the solid phase of the soil samples is dissolved in acid and analyzed for chromium, lead, and iron using an inductively coupled plasma spectrometer. The experiment can be expanded to include arsenic. Through these experiments students can draw conclusions about the physical and chemical behavior of solid components in soil, paying particular attention to their propensity for transporting and chemically transforming pollutants in the environment.
Todebush, Patricia Metthe; Geiger, Franz M. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1542.
Colloids |
Geochemistry |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
Solids |
Surface Science |
Metals
Some History of Nitrates  Dennis W. Barnum
The history of saltpeter is an interesting combination of chemistry, world trade, technology, politics, and warfare.
Barnum, Dennis W. J. Chem. Educ. 2003, 80, 1393.
Consumer Chemistry |
Geochemistry |
Agricultural Chemistry |
Applications of Chemistry
Iron, Nature's Universal Element: Why People Need Iron and Animals Make Magnets
   by Eugenie Vorburger Mielczarek and Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
  Linda H. Doerrer
History of iron and the role it plays in living systems.
Doerrer, Linda H. J. Chem. Educ. 2002, 79, 806.
Metals |
Geochemistry
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
The Joy of Color in Ceramic Glazes with the Help of Redox Chemistry  Allen A. Denio
The chemistry of pottery, ceramic glazes, and the firing process.
Denio, Allen A. J. Chem. Educ. 2001, 78, 1298.
Oxidation / Reduction |
Geochemistry |
Applications of Chemistry |
Dyes / Pigments |
Metals
A Chemical-Medical Mystery: Gold Jewelry and Black Marks on Skin  Barbara B. Kebbekus
Gold jewelry at times makes a black mark or smudge on skin. This may be caused by abrasive powders on the skin (e.g. zinc oxide) but the phenomenon may also be caused by other skin conditions, possibly the presence of chloride ion, acidity, or sulfur-containing amino acids.
Kebbekus, Barbara B. J. Chem. Educ. 2000, 77, 1298.
Bioorganic Chemistry |
Geochemistry |
Hormones |
Metals |
Solids |
Applications of Chemistry
Glass Doesn't Flow and Doesn't Crystallize and It Isn't a Liquid  Stephen J. Hawkes
It is widely believed that glass flows in historic time and it is often asserted that glass is a liquid. The evidence of archeology, geology, and viscosity and of research on glass structure and on conservation of antique glass is examined and the conclusion in the title is reached. These fallacies should not be taught.
Hawkes, Stephen J. J. Chem. Educ. 2000, 77, 846.
Geochemistry |
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams |
Solid State Chemistry
A Closer Look at Phase Diagrams for the General Chemistry Course  Stephen A. Gramsch
The information provided by the high-pressure phase diagrams of some simple systems (carbon dioxide, water, hydrogen, and iron) can provide a useful extension to the traditional discussion of phase diagrams in the general chemistry course. At the same time, it can prepare students for a more illuminating presentation of the concept of equilibrium than is possible through the discussion of gas phase, acid-base, and solubility product equilibria alone.
Gramsch, Stephen A. J. Chem. Educ. 2000, 77, 718.
Equilibrium |
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams |
Thermodynamics |
Geochemistry
The History and Use of Our Earth's Chemical Elements: A Reference Guide (by Robert E. Krebs)  reviewed by Jeffrey D. Bracken
This book is an excellent resource for chemical educators at the high school and college levels. The format of the text is consistent and the writing style is clear and concise, making it ideally suited for student use also.
Bracken, Jeffrey D. J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 475.
Periodicity / Periodic Table |
Geochemistry |
Descriptive Chemistry
Periodic Tables of Elemental Abundance  Steven I. Dutch
Patterns of element abundance in the sun, chondrite meteorites, and the continental crust of the earth and the moon are portrayed on a periodic table. The abundance of each element is represented by a circle whose radius is proportional to the logarithm of the element's abundance.
Dutch, Steven I. J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 356.
Astrochemistry |
Geochemistry |
Periodicity / Periodic Table
Before There Was Chemistry: The Origin of the Elements as an Introduction to Chemistry  Neil Glickstein
The use of cosmology as an interdisciplinary introduction to a chemistry course is discussed. Students read a variety of nontext sources in order to piece together the events of the early universe that led to the creation of the elements. An introduction to gravity, mass, time, distance, temperature, and density are all possible with thematic cohesion.
Glickstein, Neil. J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 353.
Astrochemistry |
Nonmajor Courses |
Geochemistry
Global Metabolism of Elements: Principles and Applications in Bioinorganic Chemistry - XI  Ei-Ichiro Ochiai
The biosphere, as its members metabolize the elements, can thus contribute to the overall global geocycling of elements. A diagram is used to indicate several different manners of the contribution and their extents of contribution to the geoprocesses. This overall process incorporating the effects of the biosphere is termed here as "global metabolism" and is illustrated for iron, mercury and arsenic.
Ochiai, Ei-Ichiro. J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 926.
Bioinorganic Chemistry |
Geochemistry
Cubic and Related Structures of Many Types of Crystals: A Single Illuminated Model  Rich, Ronald L.
Instructions for constructing a three-dimensional, lighted model to illustrate the positions of atoms in many different crystalline structures.
Rich, Ronald L. J. Chem. Educ. 1995, 72, 172.
Crystals / Crystallography |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus |
Geochemistry |
Molecular Modeling |
Molecular Properties / Structure
A Simple-To-Construct Density Gradient Tube  Quigley, Michael N.
A density gradient tube used by forensic scientists for soil characterization.
Quigley, Michael N. J. Chem. Educ. 1994, 71, 516.
Physical Properties |
Forensic Chemistry |
Geochemistry
Argon-potassium atomic weight inversion in the periodic table.  Arnikar, H. J.
An explanation for the Ar-K inversion in terms of the nuclear characteristics of the naturally occurring isotopes of these elements.
Arnikar, H. J. J. Chem. Educ. 1992, 69, 687.
Periodicity / Periodic Table |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Atomic Properties / Structure |
Geochemistry |
Isotopes
Chloride in natural waters: An environmental application of a potentiometric titration  Lisensky, George; Reynolds, Kelly.
An environmental application of a potentiometric titration to determine chloride found in fresh water.
Lisensky, George; Reynolds, Kelly. J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, 334.
Potentiometry |
Titration / Volumetric Analysis |
Green Chemistry |
Geochemistry |
Quantitative Analysis
What chemistry do our students need to learn?  Hawkes, Stephen J.
Suggested topics of importance to chemistry nonmajors.
Hawkes, Stephen J. J. Chem. Educ. 1989, 66, 831.
Nonmajor Courses |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Geochemistry |
Atmospheric Chemistry |
Brønsted-Lowry Acids / Bases
The geochemistry of coal. Part II. The components of coal  Schobert, Harold H.
The formation of peat represents the end of the biochemical phase of coalification. The subsequent events are referred to as the geochemical phase, or metamorphosis.
Schobert, Harold H. J. Chem. Educ. 1989, 66, 290.
Natural Products |
Geochemistry
An interesting student chemistry project: Investigating Liesegang rings  Schibeci, Renato A.; Carlsen, Connie
This lab allows students not only exposure to content, but also an appreciation of the way in which scientists build their knowledge.
Schibeci, Renato A.; Carlsen, Connie J. Chem. Educ. 1988, 65, 365.
Solutions / Solvents |
Geochemistry |
Metals
Test tube geology: A slowly developing redox system for class study   Cortez, James A.; Powell, Dick; Mellon, Ed.
To capture the imagination of advanced high school chemistry students, this simply constructed experiment can reinforce their proper observation and recording techniques while getting them to think about the chemical techniques and concepts presented in their previous courses.
Cortez, James A.; Powell, Dick; Mellon, Ed. J. Chem. Educ. 1988, 65, 350.
Geochemistry |
Oxidation / Reduction
Acid rain effects on stone monuments  Charola, A. Elena
What is acid rain? Which stones are used to make mountains? How are the stones affected by acid rain?
Charola, A. Elena J. Chem. Educ. 1987, 64, 436.
Acids / Bases |
Applications of Chemistry |
Atmospheric Chemistry |
Geochemistry
Energy for art and communication students  Lerman, Zafra Margolin
Art and communication students learn chemistry in a course titled, "Energy and the Planet Earth." A major attraction is that each student uses the tools of his her her major to present to the class a project on an energy-related topic of his or her choice.
Lerman, Zafra Margolin J. Chem. Educ. 1986, 63, 520.
Nonmajor Courses |
Geochemistry
Geochemistry for chemists  Hostettler, John D.
Details the content considered in a geochemistry course for chemists.
Hostettler, John D. J. Chem. Educ. 1985, 62, 823.
Geochemistry |
Applications of 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
Estimating energy outputs of fuels  Baird, N. Colin
Which is the best fuel in terms of heat energy output: coal, natural gas, fuel oil, hydrogen, or alcohol? It is possible to obtain a semi quantitative estimate of the heat generated by combustion of a fuel from the balanced chemical equation alone.
Baird, N. Colin J. Chem. Educ. 1983, 60, 356.
Reactions |
Green Chemistry |
Thermodynamics |
Alcohols |
Alkanes / Cycloalkanes |
Geochemistry |
Stoichiometry |
Quantitative Analysis
The chemical oceanographer   Abel, Robert B.
Oceanography holds fascinating subject matter for students learning chemistry.
Abel, Robert B. J. Chem. Educ. 1983, 60, 221.
Water / Water Chemistry |
Food Science |
Geochemistry |
Atmospheric Chemistry |
Drugs / Pharmaceuticals |
Applications of Chemistry
Soil analysis for high school chemistry students  Eisenmann, Mary A.
Students examine the solubility of nitrate ions, the insolubility of iron hydroxide and iron carbonate, and the reaction between acid and carbonates.
Eisenmann, Mary A. J. Chem. Educ. 1980, 57, 897.
Agricultural Chemistry |
Plant Chemistry |
Applications of Chemistry |
Geochemistry |
Acids / Bases |
pH |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Precipitation / Solubility |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry
California earthquakes: Predicting the next big one using radiocarbon dating  DeLorenzo, Ron
Using real data to predict California earthquakes using radiocarbon dating. [Debut]
DeLorenzo, Ron J. Chem. Educ. 1980, 57, 601.
Applications of Chemistry |
Geochemistry |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Isotopes
Petroleum chemistry  Kolb, Doris; Kolb, Kenneth E.
The history of petroleum chemistry.
Kolb, Doris; Kolb, Kenneth E. J. Chem. Educ. 1979, 56, 465.
Natural Products |
Geochemistry |
Applications of Chemistry |
Industrial Chemistry |
Catalysis |
Polymerization
Elemental evolution and isotopic composition  Rydberg, J.; Choppin, G. R.
Reviews elemental abundances and the processes of elemental creation.
Rydberg, J.; Choppin, G. R. J. Chem. Educ. 1977, 54, 742.
Astrochemistry |
Periodicity / Periodic Table |
Atomic Properties / Structure |
Isotopes |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Geochemistry
Emphasis on elements  J. Chem. Educ. Staff
Lists major metals and minerals, current metal reserves, and elemental composition of the human body and the oceans. [Debut]
J. Chem. Educ. Staff J. Chem. Educ. 1977, 54, 551.
Periodicity / Periodic Table |
Geochemistry |
Metals
Questions [and] Answers  Campbell, J. A.
198-202. Five environmental and biochemical questions and their answers.
Campbell, J. A. J. Chem. Educ. 1975, 52, 520.
Enrichment / Review Materials |
Lipids |
Geochemistry |
Bioenergetics |
Natural Products |
Fatty Acids
A course in chemistry of silicates for beginning undergraduate students. An interdisciplinary study  Dunstone, John
Outlines the lectures and laboratories of an interdisciplinary, first-year course on the chemistry of silicates.
Dunstone, John J. Chem. Educ. 1973, 50, 362.
Geochemistry
Quartz geodes  Plumb, Robert C.; Krauskopf, Konrad B.
Discusses the geochemistry behind the natural formation of quartz geodes.
Plumb, Robert C.; Krauskopf, Konrad B. J. Chem. Educ. 1972, 49, 763.
Precipitation / Solubility |
Geochemistry |
Crystals / Crystallography
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
Crystals, minerals and chemistry  McConnell, Duncan; Verhoek, Frank H.
Considers stoichiometry and isomorphism, isomorphic substitutions, coupled substitution, the substitution of anions, and oxygen atoms per unit cell.
McConnell, Duncan; Verhoek, Frank H. J. Chem. Educ. 1963, 40, 512.
Crystals / Crystallography |
Geochemistry |
Stoichiometry
Modern geochemistry  Fyfe, W. S.
Identifies applications in analytical, inorganic, structural, organic, and physical chemistry in the study of geochemistry.
Fyfe, W. S. J. Chem. Educ. 1963, 40, 330.
Geochemistry
Geology as a part of the general college chemistry course  Streng, Evelyn Fiedler
The author identifies areas in the general chemistry curriculum where geology might play a greater role than it does currently.
Streng, Evelyn Fiedler J. Chem. Educ. 1955, 32, 611.
Geochemistry |
Applications of Chemistry
The elementary composition of the earth's crust  Asimov, Isaac
Identifies the elementary composition of the earth's crust in terms of atom number, weight, and nuclides.
Asimov, Isaac J. Chem. Educ. 1954, 31, 70.
Geochemistry |
Isotopes
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