Journal Articles: 12 results
Aluminum—Air Battery  Modesto Tamez and Julie H. Yu
Students construct a homemade aluminum-air battery out of aluminum foil, activated charcoal, and saltwater that generates enough power to operate a simple electrical device.
Tamez, Modesto; Yu, Julie H. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 1936A.
Electrochemistry |
Electrolytic / Galvanic Cells / Potentials |
Green Chemistry |
Oxidation / Reduction
A Lemon Cell Battery for High-Power Applications  Kenneth R. Muske, Christopher W. Nigh, and Randy D. Weinstein
This article discusses the development of a lemon cell battery for high-power applications such as radios, portable cassette or CD players, and battery-powered toys.
Muske, Kenneth R.; Nigh, Christopher W.; Weinstein, Randy D. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 635.
Applications of Chemistry |
Electrochemistry |
Electrolytic / Galvanic Cells / Potentials
Small-Scale and Low-Cost Galvanic Cells  Per-Odd Eggen, Truls Grønneberg, and Lise Kvittingen
Describes how to construct two small, qualitative galvanic cells from metal wires, nails, pencil lead, floral foam, culture plates, light diodes, and some simple solutions.
Eggen, Per-Odd; Grønneberg, Truls; Kvittingen, Lise. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 1201.
Electrochemistry |
Electrolytic / Galvanic Cells / Potentials |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus |
Microscale Lab |
Oxidation / Reduction
The Oxidation of Iron in a Gel Using Consumer Chemicals  Stephen W. Wright, Marsha R. Folger, and Ryan P. Quinn
The ferric ion produced by the oxidation of a steel nail in an agar gel is detected with salicylate to give a garnet-red color at the anodic areas where the oxidation of iron occurs.
Wright, Stephen W.; Folger, Marsha R.; Quinn, Ryan P. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1633.
Consumer Chemistry |
Descriptive Chemistry |
Electrochemistry |
Metals |
Oxidation / Reduction
Lead-Testing Service to Elementary and Secondary Schools Using Anodic Stripping Voltammetry  Amanda Goebel, Tracy Vos, Anne Louwagie, Laura Lundbohm, and Jay H. Brown
This article outlines a successful community service project that involved members of our undergraduate chemistry club and area elementary schools. Elementary school students from various science classes throughout the region collected drinking water samples and mailed them to the university for analysis. Chemistry club members analyzed the water samples for possible lead contamination using anodic stripping voltammetry.
Goebel, Amanda; Vos, Tracy; Louwagie, Anne; Lundbohm, Laura; Brown, Jay H. J. Chem. Educ. 2004, 81, 214.
Electrochemistry |
Quantitative Analysis |
Is Every Transparent Liquid Water?  Muhamad Hugerat and Sobhi Basheer
Comparisons of the properties (polarity, electric conductivity, color change due to the presence of an acid-base indicator, and electrolysis) of three transparent and colorless liquids: water, glycerol, hexane, and ethanol.
Hugerat, Muhamad; Basheer, Sobhi. J. Chem. Educ. 2001, 78, 1041.
Acids / Bases |
Electrochemistry |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Conductivity |
Easy-to-Make Ag/AgCl Reference Electrode  Gaston A. East and M. A. del Valle
In this contribution we describe the construction of a silver-silver chloride reference electrode that can be readily assembled in any teaching laboratory and that fulfills most of the requirements expected for a device of this kind.
East, Gaston A.; del Valle, M. A. J. Chem. Educ. 2000, 77, 97.
Instrumental Methods |
Electrochemistry |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus
Introductory Electrochemistry for Kids - Food for Thought, and Human Potential  Gary G. Stroebel and Stephanie A. Myers
A simple, inexpensive, and portable activity that encourages active participation and aid in linking chemistry and electricity for young children. The activity explores how electricity is "stored," released, and distributed.
Stroebel, Gary G.; Myers, Stephanie A. J. Chem. Educ. 1998, 75, 178.
The Chemical and Educational Appeal of the Orange Juice Clock  Paul B. Kelter, James D. Carr, Tanya Johnson, and Carlos Mauricio Castro-Acuña
The Orange Juice Clock, in which a galvanic cell is made from the combination of a magnesium strip, a copper strip, and juice in a beaker, has been a popular classroom, conference, and workshop demonstration for nearly 10 years. The discussion that follows considers the recent history, chemistry, and educational uses of the demonstration.
Kelter, Paul B.; Carr, James D.; Johnson, Tanya; Castro-Acuña, Carlos Mauricio. J. Chem. Educ. 1996, 73, 1123.
Electrodeposition of nickel on copper  Manjkow, Joseph; Levine, Dana
In the classroom, one can demonstrate electroplating by the simple, fast, inexpensive, and visually interesting reaction between nickel ions and copper metal.
Manjkow, Joseph; Levine, Dana J. Chem. Educ. 1986, 63, 809.
Electrochemistry |
Electrolytic / Galvanic Cells / Potentials |
Oxidation / Reduction
An easily constructed secondary battery  Yamana, Shukichi; Murakami, Mitsuhiro
Constructing a very simple secondary battery from an aqueous solution of sodium chloride and other household materials
Yamana, Shukichi; Murakami, Mitsuhiro J. Chem. Educ. 1984, 61, 713.
Electrochemistry |
Electrolytic / Galvanic Cells / Potentials |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry
Simplified apparatus for electrophoresis on paper  Herron, J. Dudley
Presents an apparatus for electrophoresis on paper using materials that can be found around the home and a procedure that is simple enough to be followed by students in 8th grade.
Herron, J. Dudley J. Chem. Educ. 1969, 46, 527.
Electrophoresis |
Electrochemistry |
Separation Science