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Safety Match Chemistry: Red Phosphorus and Potassium Chlorate  
The chemical reaction that underlies common safety matches is demonstrated.
Applications of Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry
Chemiluminescence  
Luminol and light sticks are demonstrated.
Thermodynamics |
Applications of Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry
Polymers  
Formation of formaldehyde copolymers, nylon rope, high and low density polyethylene, combustion of polyethylene and polystyrene, Beilstein test, formation of solid latex, cleaning oil spills, slime, solid foams, super absorbent polymer, formation of polyurethane foam under normal and micro gravity, and construction of a rod climbing apparatus are demonstrated.
Polymerization |
Reactions |
Applications of Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry
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Molecular Structures: 2 results
Boric Acid B(OH)3

3D Structure

Link to PubChem

VSEPR Theory |
Metalloids / Semimetals |
Consumer Chemistry

Chlorine Cl2

3D Structure

Link to PubChem

VSEPR Theory |
Gases |
Consumer Chemistry |
Nonmetals |
Periodicity / Periodic Table

Journal Articles: First 3 results.
Pedagogies:
Impact of Polymers in Impact Sports  Sandy Van Natta and John P. Williams
This article describes some aspects of the design and testing of helmets and two inquiry-based activities for evaluating different polymers used in helmet construction.
Van Natta, Sandy; Williams, John P. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 1326.
Applications of Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry |
Physical Properties
Chemistry and Children's Literature: Sun Up, Sun Down  Patricia B. McKean
This article describes a simple hands-on activity that connects fascination with color changes with the use of sunscreen for skin protection. The first part of the activity uses newspaper to illustrate the strength of the sun while the second part employs ultraviolet (UV) detecting beads.
McKean, Patricia B. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 622.
Applications of Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry |
Dyes / Pigments
Soda Can Density and Unexpected Results  Erica K. Jacobsen, Donald R. Paulson, and Michael J. Sanger
Reader Donald R. Paulson reports on an unexpected result seen while performing a sink/float test similar to that described in the JCE Classroom Activity "Whatever Floats (or Sinks) Your Can", and describes an extension to the Activity. Activity author Michael J. Sanger and JCE editor-in-chief John W. Moore also discuss possible extensions.
Jacobsen, Erica K.; Paulson, Donald R.; Sanger, Michael J. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 18.
Consumer Chemistry |
Physical Properties
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ACS Resources: 3 results
Safe in the Sun?  
Students use a UV-sensitve card to measure the effect of sunscreen lotions.
Consumer Chemistry
Eggstra-ordinary Gas Pressure  
Students place an egg between two inflated zip-closing bags. When dropped from a height the egg manages to survive, intact. By inflating and then sealing the zip-closing bags, students created gas,pressure inside the bags. There was nowhere for the air inside the bag,to go. The more air added, the greater the gas pressure inside the bag. Because of this gas pressure inside the bags, the bags,served as a pillow for the egg. The egg did not break because it never,hit the ground. As long as the egg is secured by the gas ?pillows,? it will,not break.
Applications of Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry |
Gases |
Physical Properties
Evaporation Exploration  
Fabrics like cotton can soak up sweat and water, and they dry slowly. So as a person sweats, cotton clothes can become wet and sticky, even heavy?they hold on to the water they soak up. New high-tech fabrics in modern sports clothing are different. They have the ability to pull moisture away from the skin and carry it to the outer surface of the clothing, where it can evaporate more easily and cool you off. In the following activity, students compare the rate of evaporation of water from cotton and a paper towel, which will act like a high-tech fabric.
Applications of Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry |
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams |
Noncovalent Interactions
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Sunscreens  William F. Coleman
Reinforcing the "Heath and Wellness" theme of National Chemistry Week 2004, the featured molecules for this month are all found in commercial sunscreens, or in the synthesis of sunscreen materials. The paper by Stabile and Dicks introduces students of organic chemistry to the synthesis of cinnamate esters used in sunscreen products. Several of the papers referenced by those authors, most notably a paper by Doris Kimbrough (J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 51?53), present the structures of additional sunscreen components. Although the details of the synthesis are beyond the scope of most introductory courses, these molecules present an excellent opportunity for introducing students to the absorption of radiation that is far more relevant to their lives than the line spectra of hydrogen and other atoms. Such a discussion could be extended to include more delocalized dyes such as those frequently studied in physical chemistry courses as a test of particle-in-a-box models, and students could be asked about those molecules as sunscreens, which raises an interesting intersection between aesthetics and spectroscopy.
Consumer Chemistry
Molecular Models of Candy Components  William F. Coleman
This month's Featured Molecules come from the paper "A Spoonful of C12H22O11 Makes the Chemistry Go Down: Candy Motivations in the High School Chemistry Classroom" by Fanny K Ennever on using candy to illustrate various principles. They include sucrose and the invert sugar that results from the hydrolysis of sucrose. Students should look for structural similarities between sucrose and the hydrolysis products glucose and fructose, and verify that all three are indeed hydrates of carbon. They should also inspect the models to see whether the position of the substituents in the five and six membered rings are the same in the sucrose and in the hydrolysis products. Also included are two esters important in fruit flavoring of candies. Flavor and aroma are inexorably intertwined in the taste experience and no single compound is responsible for that experience. Methyl cinnamate, included here, is one of over 100 esters, and over 300 compounds, involved in the taste of strawberries (1). Isoamyl acetate is a major component of the taste of bananas. Lastly, chocolate, perhaps nothing else need be said. There is a great deal of confusion in the popular press and on the internet between theobromine, found in cocoa beans, and caffeine. Both molecules are included here and students should easily see why the two might be confused. Consequently there are many exaggerated claims about caffeine in chocolate. An interesting assignment would be for teams of students to find reliable data on the physiological effects of these similar molecules, and to find good analyses on the actual level of caffeine in cocoa beans, versus the amount added in the candy production process, if any.
Consumer Chemistry |
Molecular Modeling
The World's Clothing Supply  
Volume 03, issue 15 of a series of leaflets covering subjects of interest to students of elementary chemistry distributed in 1929 - 1932.
Consumer Chemistry |
Plant Chemistry
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