Journal Articles: 15 results
Selamat Datang di Indonesia: Learning about Chemistry and Chemistry Education in Indonesia  Brian P. Coppola
Describes the current state of Indonesian infrastructure for chemistry research and education, the design of Indonesian undergraduate and graduate chemistry curricula, and suggestions for how U.S. chemists might collaborate with Indonesian universities.
Coppola, Brian P. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 1204.
Program for the Division of Chemical Education Philadelphia, August 17–21, 2008  Julianne M. Smist, Matthew A. Fisher, and D. Paul Rillema
Details the program for Division of Chemical Education at the 2008 ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia.
Smist, Julianne; Fisher, Matthew A.; Rillema, D. Paul. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 1034.
Conferences |
Professional Development
A New Perspective on the Structure of Chemistry as a Basis for the Undergraduate Curriculum  Martin J. Goedhart
This article make a distinction between three context areas of chemistry and their related rationales┬Łanalysis, synthesis, and theory development┬Łand argues that dividing chemistry into these three areas can be used to design a new curriculum.
Goedhart, Martin J. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 971.
Teaching Mathematics to Chemistry Students with Symbolic Computation  J. F. Ogilvie and M. B. Monagan
The authors explain how the use of mathematical software improves the teaching and understanding of mathematics to and by chemistry students while greatly expanding their abilities to solve realistic chemical problems.
Ogilvie, J. F.; Monagan, M. B. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 889.
Chemometrics |
Computational Chemistry |
Fourier Transform Techniques |
Mathematics / Symbolic Mathematics |
Nomenclature / Units / Symbols
Teaching Structure–Property Relationships: Investigating Molecular Structure and Boiling Point  Peter M. Murphy
The boiling points for 392 organic compounds are tabulated by carbon chain length and functional group to facilitate a wide range of inquiry-based activities that correlate the effects of chemical structure on physical properties.
Murphy, Peter M. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 97.
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Physical Properties
A Method of Visual Interactive Regression  Michelle S. Kim, Maureen Burkart, and Myung-Hoon Kim
The process behind the least-squares method, minimizing the sum of the deviations squared, is made visible, interactive, and dynamic by allowing the user to adjust heights in a bar graph.
Kim, Michelle S.; Burkart, Maureen; Kim, Myung-Hoon. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 1884.
Kinetics |
Laboratory Computing / Interfacing |
Quantitative Analysis |
Spectroscopy |
UV-Vis Spectroscopy |
Student-Centered Learning
Looking behind the Spreadsheet Trendline  William F. Coleman and Edward W. Fedosky
Presents a visual approach to linear least-squares curve fitting that drives home the idea of minimizing the sum of the squares of the deviations in order to find the best fit to a set of data that are being described by a linear relationship.
Coleman, William F.; Fedosky, Edward W. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 1884.
Computational Chemistry |
Mathematics / Symbolic Mathematics
Undergraduate Chemistry Education. Report of an ACS Presidential Symposium  William F. Polik
The ACS Presidential Symposium "Envisioning Undergraduate Chemistry Education in 2015" addressed changes in the chemistry profession and in education and served to inform the ACS Committee on Professional Training on its project to revise the ACS Guidelines for the approval of undergraduate chemistry programs.
Polik, William F. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 17.
Conferences |
Student-Centered Learning
A Passive Sampler for Determination of Nitrogen Dioxide in Ambient Air  Dan Xiao, Lianzhi Lin, Hongyan Yuan, Martin M. F. Choi, and Winghong Chan
This article describes the use of a passive sampler for detecting and collecting nitrogen dioxide, NO2, in ambient air. This device is based on microporous PTFE membranes that allow air samples to diffuse through and subsequently react with an absorbing reagent solution. The absorbance value of this reagent is proportional to the NO2 concentration in ambient air. It has been successfully applied to determine the NO2 concentrations in various sampling sites.
Xiao, Dan; Lin, Lianzhi; Yuan, Hongyan; Choi, Martin M. F.; Chan, Winghong. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1231.
Calibration |
Membranes |
UV-Vis Spectroscopy |
Amines / Ammonium Compounds |
Coordination Compounds |
Gases |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus |
Nonmajor Courses |
Quantitative Analysis
Chemistry Report. MAA-CUPM Curriculum Foundations Workshop in Biology and Chemistry, Macalester College, November 2-5, 2000  Norman C. Craig
Chemists list specific knowledge and skills in mathematics needed by chemistry students and indicate whether mathematicians or chemists should deliver the instruction; the course level of the instruction and the use of technological aids are also designated.
Craig, Norman C. J. Chem. Educ. 2001, 78, 582.
Chemometrics |
Mathematics / Symbolic Mathematics |
Learning Theories
A Note on the Term "Chalcogen"  William B. Jensen
It is argued that the best translation of the term "chalcogen" is "ore former." It is further suggested that the term chalcogenide should be replaced with the term chalcide in order to maintain a parallelism with the terms halogen and halide.
Jensen, William B. J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 1063.
Nomenclature / Units / Symbols |
Periodicity / Periodic Table |
Descriptive Chemistry
Screening and Sequential Experimentation: Simulations and Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry Experiments  Richard J. Stolzberg
Students are introduced to screening and sequential experimentation using simulations and experimentation. The work begins with spreadsheet simulations and practice with the experimental design software. Students learn how to use the graphical output, normal quantile plots, to recognize the specific factors that affect the result of an experiment. In the laboratory, students make a preliminary investigation of the effect of six variables (flame observation height, flame stoichiometry, acetic acid, lamp current, wavelength, and slit width) on the atomic absorption signal for silver.
Stolzberg, Richard. J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 216.
Atomic Spectroscopy |
Instrumental Methods
Interfacing an Old UV-VIS Spectrophotometer to a PC Computer  Guinon, J. L.; Garcia-Jareno, J.; Garcia-Anton, J.; Perez-Herranz, V.
Instructions for interfacing an old UV-VIS spectrophotometer to a PC computer.
Guinon, J. L.; Garcia-Jareno, J.; Garcia-Anton, J.; Perez-Herranz, V. J. Chem. Educ. 1995, 72, A81.
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus |
Laboratory Computing / Interfacing |
UV-Vis Spectroscopy
Producing Computer-Literate Chemists  Bowater, Ian C.; McWilliam, Ian G.; Wong, Margaret G.
169. Integration of computer and software instruction into undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry courses, with specific course content, discussion of exercises, and suggestions for instruction.
Bowater, Ian C.; McWilliam, Ian G.; Wong, Margaret G. J. Chem. Educ. 1995, 72, 31.
Interstellar chemistry  Carbo, R.; Ginebreda, A.
Surveys some of the features that characterize interstellar chemistry, particularly the composition of the interstellar medium and the nature of the changes that occur there.
Carbo, R.; Ginebreda, A. J. Chem. Educ. 1985, 62, 832.
Astrochemistry |
Gases |
Reactions |
Mechanisms of Reactions