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The Chemistry of Coffee  William F. Coleman
The paper Our Everyday Cup of Coffee: The Chemistry behind Its Magic by Marino Petracco provides a hearty blend of molecules for this month. The author deals with coffee at a number of different levels ranging from the economic and social to the still perplexing questions of flavor and aroma. The associated molecules demonstrate a range of structural features that students will benefit from examining in three dimensions.
Bioorganic Chemistry
Molecular Model of Tubocurarine  William F. Coleman
Curare, the Karib name for the plant from which this molecule is derived, is used in traditional South American medicine and hunting because it is a muscle relaxant. The three papers by Brunsvold and Ostercamp (1, 2, 3) provide us with an abundance of candidates for Featured Molecules this month. All of the major compounds highlighted in the papers, and many of the intermediates in the synthetic schemes, have been added to our collection. Students should note the structural similarities of the various barbiturate species and of the steroid-based compounds, as well as the interesting proto-cage structure of curare. Careful examination of the conformation of the alkyl groups in various of the molecules, when looked at as Newman projections, should convince students that their expectations about staggering substituents on adjacent tetrahedral-like carbon atoms are met in the computations. However, they should also be aware that recent work casts some doubt on the traditional explanation for that staggering (1). Charged species are presented in the collection in ionic form, without counterions (those are given in the papers), and all species except curare and atricurium besylate (molecule 40 in the third paper) were optimized at either HF/631-G(d) or B3LYP/631-G(d). The latter two molecules were optimized using HF/STO-3.
Bioorganic Chemistry
ChemPaths 104 M Feb 14  John W. Moore
Today in Chem 104: * Lecture: Review for Exam I (email questions or topics for discussion during the review session to Prof. Moore by 9am today) * No assigned reading for today. * Exam I on Wednesday Feb 16: Covers material through Feb 11; Biomolecules tutorials, Molecular Structure, Aspirin, and Biodiesel Labs.
Bioorganic Chemistry
The Elements of Life  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Bioorganic Chemistry
Carbon Compounds  
Volume 03, issue 13 of a series of leaflets covering subjects of interest to students of elementary chemistry distributed in 1929 - 1932.
Bioorganic Chemistry |
Alkanes / Cycloalkanes
Organic Compounds of Carbon  
Volume 04, issue 13 of a series of leaflets covering subjects of interest to students of elementary chemistry distributed in 1929 - 1932.
Bioorganic Chemistry |
Alkanes / Cycloalkanes
Carbon and Its Organic Compounds  
Volume 05, issue 13 of a series of leaflets covering subjects of interest to students of elementary chemistry distributed in 1929 - 1932.
Bioorganic Chemistry |
Alkanes / Cycloalkanes
Earth's Oldest Fossils  Ed Vitz
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Bioorganic Chemistry |
Geochemistry
Properties of Organic Compounds and Other Covalent Substances in Astronomy  Robert Hetue
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Bioorganic Chemistry |
Astrochemistry
Ketosis in Biology  Robert Hetue
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Aldehydes / Ketones |
Metabolism |
Bioorganic Chemistry
Acids (GCMP)  David M. Whisnant
Acids: this is a resource in the collection "General Chemistry Multimedia Problems". We will observe the reaction of sodium bicarbonate with three acid solutions. General Chemistry Multimedia Problems ask students questions about experiments they see presented using videos and images. The questions asked apply concepts from different parts of an introductory course, encouraging students to decompartmentalize the material.
Acids / Bases
Acids and Salts (GCMP)  David M. Whisnant
Acids and Salts: this is a resource in the collection "General Chemistry Multimedia Problems". This problem will explore a few properties of common acids and their salts. General Chemistry Multimedia Problems ask students questions about experiments they see presented using videos and images. The questions asked apply concepts from different parts of an introductory course, encouraging students to decompartmentalize the material.
Acids / Bases
Oxides (GCMP)  David M. Whisnant
Oxides: this is a resource in the collection "General Chemistry Multimedia Problems". In this problem we will explore the properties of the oxides of a few elements. We will add samples of the oxides to universal indicator solution and learn about the acid-base character of the oxides. General Chemistry Multimedia Problems ask students questions about experiments they see presented using videos and images. The questions asked apply concepts from different parts of an introductory course, encouraging students to decompartmentalize the material.
Acids / Bases
Strong Acids (GCMP)  David M. Whisnant
Strong Acids: this is a resource in the collection "General Chemistry Multimedia Problems". This problem will explore the properties of common strong acids. General Chemistry Multimedia Problems ask students questions about experiments they see presented using videos and images. The questions asked apply concepts from different parts of an introductory course, encouraging students to decompartmentalize the material.
Acids / Bases
Acids and Bases (Netorials)  Rachel Bain, Mithra Biekmohamadi, Liana Lamont, Mike Miller, Rebecca Ottosen, John Todd, and David Shaw
Acids and Bases: this is a resource in the collection "Netorials". In this module there is an introduction to the chemical properties of acids and bases. Afterwards, the sections include topics such as Molecular Structures of Acids and Bases, Ionization constants, properties of salts, buffers and Lewis theory of Acids and Bases. The Netorials cover selected topics in first-year chemistry including: Chemical Reactions, Stoichiometry, Thermodynamics, Intermolecular Forces, Acids & Bases, Biomolecules, and Electrochemistry.
Acids / Bases
Universal Algorithm for Acid-Base Equilibrium Calculations  Pavol Tarapèík
These Microsoft Excel workbooks facilitate the calculation of the equilibrium composition of simple to complex acid-base systems. Three workbooks are available: 1. pH-mix calculates the equilibrium composition for any mixture of protolytes. 2. pH-titr calculates and presents titration curves. 3. pH-titrd calculates and presents titration curves with derivative curves included. The workbooks require only basic knowledge about Excel and almost no calculation abilities. However, they do require a description of chemical properties of the system components. Thus they allow students to concentrate on chemistry skills rather than laborious algebra and arithmetic.
Acids / Bases
Acids, Bases, Salts, and Ionization  
Volume 04, issue 06 of a series of leaflets covering subjects of interest to students of elementary chemistry distributed in 1929 - 1932.
Acids / Bases
Acids, Bases and Salts  
Volume 05, issue 06 of a series of leaflets covering subjects of interest to students of elementary chemistry distributed in 1929 - 1932.
Acids / Bases
ChemPaths 104 M Apr 4  John W. Moore
Today in Chem 104: * Lecture: Acids and Bases * Reading: Kotz: Ch. 17, Sec. 1-2 Moore: Ch. 16, Sec. 1-2 * Homework #9 due by 11:55 PM F Apr 8 * Quiz in second discussion section this week * Lab this week is #10, Chemical Equilibrium and Thermodynamics
Acids / Bases
ChemPaths 104 F Apr 8  John W. Moore
Today in Chem 104: * Lecture: Problem-Solving Session * Homework #9 due by 11:55 PM tonight
Acids / Bases
ChemPaths 104 W Apr 13  John W. Moore
Today in Chem 104: * Lecture: Structure and Acid-Base Strength; Buffers * Reading: Kotz: Ch. 17, Sec. 8, 10 Moore: Ch. 16, Sec.6; Ch. 17, Sec. 1,3 * Homework #10 due by 11:55 PM F Apr 15 * Quiz in second discussion section this week * Lab this week is #6, Acid and Base Solutions
Acids / Bases
Acid-Base Reactions  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Acids / Bases
Acids  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Acids / Bases
Bases  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Acids / Bases
Strong Acids and Bases  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Acids / Bases
Conjugate Acid-Base Pairs  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Acids / Bases
Polyprotic Acids and Bases  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Acids / Bases
Acids and Bases  American Chemical Society
ACS Science for Kids activities exploring acids and bases.
Acids / Bases
Molecular Models of Plant Hormones  William F. Coleman
The paper "Synthesis of Plant Auxin Derivatives and Their Effects on Ceratopteris richardii" by Corey E. Stilts and Roxanne Fisher describing an experiment begun in the organic labs and completed in a biochemistry cell biology lab provides the featured molecules for this month. The molecules in Figure 1 of that paper have been added to the collection. There is nothing particularly surprising about their structures, but students might be interested in seeing whether they can determine any structure/regulating effect relationships as the number of synthesized auxin derivatives grows. Additionally, students with little or no biochemistry background might wish to explore other systems that act as growth regulating hormones in plants, as an introduction to the variety of molecular structures that can display such bioactivity. Such molecules range from the very simple, ethene, to the adenine-derived cytokinins (an example of which, zealtin, is shown here) and the brassinosteroids. Brassinolide, a commonly occurring brassin, is also shown. These latter two structures have also been added to the molecule collection. All of the structures have been optimized at the HF/6-31G(d) level.
Synthesis |
Biological Cells |
Hormones |
Bioorganic Chemistry
Weak acids in foods - pH and beyond  Sofia Erazo
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Acids / Bases |
pH |
Nutrition
The pH of Solutions of Weak Bases in Foods  Sofia Erazo
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Acids / Bases |
Nutrition |
pH
Polyprotic acids and bases in Foods  Sofia Erazo
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Acids / Bases |
Nutrition
Conjugate Acid-Base Pairs and pH in Foods - From cleaning and disinfection to microbial nutrition and protein modification  Sofia Erazo
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Acids / Bases |
pH |
Nutrition
Buffer solutions and the stability of food additives  Sofia Erazo
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Acids / Bases |
Equilibrium |
Nutrition
Buffer solutions and the production of food ingredients  Sofia Erazo
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Acids / Bases |
Equilibrium |
Nutrition
The effect of polyols on the pH of buffer solutions in foods  Sofia Erazo
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Acids / Bases |
Equilibrium |
Nutrition
Indicators in foods  Sofia Erazo
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Acids / Bases |
Natural Products
ChemPaths 104 W Apr 6  John W. Moore
Today in Chem 104: * Lecture: Bronsted Acids and Bases * Reading: Kotz: Ch. 17, Sec. 3-5 Moore: Ch. 16, Sec. 3-5 * Homework #9 due by 11:55 PM F Apr 8 * Quiz in second discussion section this week * Lab this week is #10, Chemical Equilibrium and Thermodynamics
Brønsted-Lowry Acids / Bases
ChemPaths 104 M Apr 11  John W. Moore
Today in Chem 104: * Lecture: pH; Acid-Base Equilibria; Ionization * Reading: Kotz: Ch. 17, Sec. 6-7 Moore: Ch. 16, Sec. 7-8 * Homework #10 due by 11:55 PM F Apr 15 * Quiz in second discussion section this week * Lab this week is #6, Acid and Base Solutions
pH |
Acids / Bases |
Equilibrium
Amphiprotic Species  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Acids / Bases |
Amino Acids
Lewis Acids and Bases  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Lewis Acids / Bases
The pH of Solutions of Weak Acids  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Equilibrium |
Acids / Bases
The pH of Solutions of Weak Bases  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Equilibrium |
Acids / Bases
Biomolecules (Netorials)  Rachel Bain, Mithra Biekmohamadi, Liana Lamont, Mike Miller, Rebecca Ottosen, John Todd, and David Shaw
Biomolecules: this is a resource in the collection "Netorials". This set of modules will provide you with a descriptive overview of the four major classes of biomolecules found in all living organisms: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. The Netorials cover selected topics in first-year chemistry including: Chemical Reactions, Stoichiometry, Thermodynamics, Intermolecular Forces, Acids & Bases, Biomolecules, and Electrochemistry.
Bioorganic Chemistry |
Carbohydrates |
Nucleic Acids / DNA / RNA |
Lipids |
Proteins / Peptides
Ammonia (GCMP)  David M. Whisnant
Ammonia fountain: this is a resource in the collection "General Chemistry Multimedia Problems". In an ammonia fountain, a flask is filled with ammonia gas. A tube from the flask extends into a pan of water that contains phenolphthalein. When a rubber bulb full of water is squeezed, the water squirts into the flask. Water from the pan then is pushed into the flask and the indicator changes color. General Chemistry Multimedia Problems ask students questions about experiments they see presented using videos and images. The questions asked apply concepts from different parts of an introductory course, encouraging students to decompartmentalize the material.
Acids / Bases |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry
Buffer Solutions  Ed Vitz, John W. Moore
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Acids / Bases |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry
ChemPaths 104 F Apr 15  John W. Moore
Today in Chem 104: * Lecture: Titration; Lewis Acids and Bases * Reading: Kotz: Ch. 18, Sec. 3; Ch. 17, Sec. 9 Moore: Ch. 17, Sec. 2; Ch. 16, Sec. * Homework #10 due by 11:55 PM tonight
Lewis Acids / Bases |
Titration / Volumetric Analysis
Principal Species and pH  Robert M. Hanson
Calculates concentrations of principal species in solutions using JavaScript. You can specify whether "1st-year" methods or mass-charge balance methods are used in the calculations. Solutions can be chosen from the included set or you can design your own.
Acids / Bases |
Titration / Volumetric Analysis |
pH |
Solutions / Solvents
Chemical & Physical Change  American Chemical Society
Everything you see and touch has the ability to change. Sometimes substances change to form new substances. This is called a chemical change. Other times substances change but keep the same identity. This is called a physical change. Try these activities to learn more about chemical and physical change.
Acids / Bases |
Reactions |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Solutions / Solvents |
Consumer Chemistry
Connected Chemistry  Mike Stieff
Connected Chemistry, a novel learning environment for teaching chemistry, is appropriate for use in both high school and undergraduate chemistry classrooms. Connected Chemistry comprises several molecular simulations designed to enable instructors to teach chemistry using the perspective of emergent phenomena. That is, it allows students to see observed macro-level chemical phenomena, like many other scientific phenomena, as resultant from the interactions of many individual agents on a micro-level. This perspective is especially appropriate to the study of chemistry where the interactions between multitudes of molecules on the atomic level give rise to the macro-level concepts that students study in the classroom. Connected Chemistry comprises molecular simulations embedded in the NetLogo modeling software (1). The collection contains several predesigned simulations of closed chemical systems to teach specific chemistry concepts. Currently, Connected Chemistry contains models for teaching Brønsted Lowry acid base theory, enzyme kinetics, radical polymerization, buffer chemistry, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, and crystallization. Instructors and students can individually tailor the predesigned simulations or generate new simulations as they are needed in the context of a particular lesson, classroom, or department.
Acids / Bases |
Gases |
Kinetics |
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
pH |
Titration / Volumetric Analysis |
Polymerization |
Equilibrium |
Catalysis
Introduction of Aquatic Chemistry in General Chemistry Curriculum;Spreadsheet Calculation Approaches  Chulsung Kim
Fundamental aquatic chemistry concepts may be introduced in general chemistry classes by computing ionization fractions and buffer intensity of aqueous phase carbonate systems. This Excel spreadsheet may used to build graphic presentations of a titration curve, distribution diagram, and buffer intensity as a function of pH. Accompanying activities are designed to enhance the concepts of acid-base equilibrium through exploring the relationship between pKa/pKb, pH of the solution, ionization fractions, and buffer intensity, and to exercise students graphing skills.
Acids / Bases |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
pH |
Titration / Volumetric Analysis |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Equilibrium
Netorials  
The Netorials cover selected topics in first-year chemistry including: Chemical Reactions, Stoichiometry, Intermolecular Forces, Acids & Bases, Biomolecules, and Electrochemistry.
Acids / Bases |
Stoichiometry |
Proteins / Peptides |
Enzymes |
Carbohydrates |
Nucleic Acids / DNA / RNA |
Lipids |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Noncovalent Interactions
Air-Solids, Liquids & Gases  American Chemical Society
ACS Science for Kids activities explore the properties of gases.
Atmospheric Chemistry |
Acids / Bases |
Reactions |
Applications of Chemistry |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Gases
General Chemistry Multimedia Problems  David M. Whisnant
General Chemistry Multimedia Problems ask students questions about experiments they see presented using videos and images. The questions asked apply concepts from different parts of an introductory course, encouraging students to decompartmentalize the material.
Acids / Bases |
Atomic Spectroscopy |
Calorimetry / Thermochemistry |
Isotopes |
Magnetic Properties |
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams |
Surface Science |
Thermodynamics |
Equilibrium |
Oxidation / Reduction
Food  American Chemical Society
ACS Science for Kids activities that explore the chemical properties of foods.
Plant Chemistry |
Dyes / Pigments |
Lipids |
Proteins / Peptides |
Carbohydrates |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Applications of Chemistry |
Nutrition |
Acids / Bases |
Chromatography
Interactive Spreadsheets  William F. Coleman
Interactive Excel spreadsheets display hard-to-understand concepts in statistics, quantum mechanics, physics, and more. Parameters are adjusted by clicking on easy-to-use buttons or by using numeric input boxes. Graphs, tables, and/or figures are then created reflecting the change in parameters.
Acids / Bases |
Crystal Field / Ligand Field Theory |
Group Theory / Symmetry |
Quantum Chemistry |
Statistical Mechanics |
Titration / Volumetric Analysis |
Coordination Compounds |
Enrichment / Review Materials
Characteristics of Materials  American Chemical Society
What makes diapers absorbent? Is peanut butter stickier than syrup or jelly? Strong, stretchy, sticky, or sweet—everything around us has special properties which make them unique. See if you can identify and compare the characteristics of materials.
Industrial Chemistry |
Physical Properties |
Reactions |
Consumer Chemistry |
Gases |
Carbohydrates |
Proteins / Peptides |
Crystals / Crystallography |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Plant Chemistry |
Dyes / Pigments |
Lipids |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Applications of Chemistry |
Nutrition |
Acids / Bases |
Chromatography |
Magnetic Properties |
Metals |
Polymerization |
Solutions / Solvents |
Descriptive Chemistry |
Food Science