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Journal Articles: 41 results
Organic Chemistry: Synthesis and Study of Reactive Intermediates Found in Interstellar Space  Caroline R. Pharr and Robert J. McMahon
This Today's Science for Tomorrow's Scientists (TSTS) tutorial introduces current scientific research to synthesize and study the structure, photochemistry, and spectroscopy of reactive organic molecules, many of which are thought to play a role in the chemistry of interstellar space.
Pharr, Caroline R.; McMahon, Robert J. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 1454.
Photochemistry |
Astrochemistry |
UV-Vis Spectroscopy
Today's Science for Tomorrow's Scientists  Caroline Pharr
Today's Science for Tomorrow's Scientists (TSTS) is an interactive Web site containing modular instructional units that introduce current science research through online tutorials. Research groups can use images, movies, and other interactive functions to share their work with others, particularly students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
Pharr, Caroline. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 1453.
Applications of Chemistry
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
The Chemical Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Serpentine Remains  Ken Shaw
This story is a chemical mystery, set in the context of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, that emphasizes qualitative analysis, descriptive chemistry, and forensics.
Shaw, Ken. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 507.
Acids / Bases |
Applications of Chemistry |
Coordination Compounds |
Calorimetry / Thermochemistry |
Forensic Chemistry |
Qualitative Analysis
How Does Your Laundry Glow?  Richard B. Weinberg
This activity examines the effect of pH on the fluorescence properties of the optical brighteners in liquid laundry detergent. Students conduct acid titrations in the presence and absence of a buffer to determine the pH of the fluorescence color transition.
Weinberg, Richard B. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 800A.
Acids / Bases |
Consumer Chemistry |
Dyes / Pigments |
Photochemistry |
Titration / Volumetric Analysis |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
pH
Colorful Lather Printing  Susan A. S. Hershberger, Matt Nance, Arlyne M. Sarquis, and Lynn M. Hogue
Students explore the chemistry of polar and nonpolar substances and surfactants while marbling paper with shaving cream and food coloring.
Hershberger, Susan A. S.; Nance, Matt; Sarquis, Arlyne M.; Hogue, Lynn M. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 608A.
Applications of Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry |
Noncovalent Interactions |
Physical Properties |
Surface Science |
Water / Water Chemistry
An Iodine Fluorescence Quenching Clock Reaction  Richard B. Weinberg
Describes a fluorescent clock reaction based on the principles of the Landolt iodine reaction but using the potent fluorescence quenching properties of triiodide to abruptly extinguish the ultraviolet fluorescence of optical brighteners present in liquid laundry detergents.
Weinberg, Richard B. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 797.
Acids / Bases |
Consumer Chemistry |
Dyes / Pigments |
Kinetics |
Oxidation / Reduction |
pH |
Photochemistry |
Rate Law |
Vitamins
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
Kitchen Chemistry (Ted Lister, with Heston Blumenthal)  Chrystal D. Bruce
This book contains many modules emphasizing truly important concepts in chemistry: intermolecular forces, structure, reactivity, solubility. The experiments offered exemplify the recurring phrase, familiar chemistry in an unfamiliar place.
Bruce, Chrystal D. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 41.
Applications of Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry |
Food Science
From Textiles to Molecules—Teaching about Fibers To Integrate Students' Macro- and Microscale Knowledge of Materials  Hannah Margel, Bat-Sheva Eylon, and Zahava Scherz
This article describes a new interdisciplinary learning program for junior high school students based on the science, technology, and society (STS) approach emphasizing a macromicro view and consolidating an understanding of the structures of materials through the context of fibers.
Margel, Hannah; Eylon, Bat-Sheva; Scherz, Zahava. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 1552.
Applications of Chemistry |
Polymerization |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Student-Centered Learning
The Chemical Wizardry of J. K. Rowling  Jane Snell Copes
Many of the chemical special effects that take place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry can be simulated and understood by non-magical chemists. This article connects Rowling's literary special effects to chemical references with safety information and directions.
Copes, Jane Snell. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 1479.
Acids / Bases |
Applications of Chemistry |
Descriptive Chemistry |
Oxidation / Reduction
The Great Wakonse Earthquake of 2003: A Short, Problem-Based Introduction to the Titration Concept  Brian P. Coppola, Amy C. Gottfried, Robyn L. Gdula, Alan L. Kiste, and Nathan W. Ockwig
This activity introduces nonscience adult learners to the concept of titration from real-world instructions about earthquake water safety found in a California phone book.
Coppola, Brian P.; Gottfried, Amy C.; Gdula, Robyn L.; Kiste, Alan L.; Ockwig, Nathan W. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 600.
Acids / Bases |
Applications of Chemistry |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
Qualitative Analysis |
Titration / Volumetric Analysis |
Water / Water Chemistry
An Interactive Analytical Chemistry Summer Camp for Middle School Girls  Mary E. Robbins and Mark H. Schoenfisch
Describes an interactive chemistry outreach program designed specifically for middle school girls. The goal of this program is to expose girls to analytical chemistry in a way that will spark their interest in how it is studied, its role in modern scientific research, and some of the educational and career opportunities that this field has to offer.
Robbins, Mary E.; Schoenfisch, Mark H. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1486.
Acids / Bases |
Applications of Chemistry |
Chromatography |
Quantitative Analysis |
Titration / Volumetric Analysis |
Women in Chemistry |
Plant Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry
The Fizz-Keeper: A Useful Science Tool  John P. Williams, Sandy Van Natta, and Rebecca Knipp
The Fizz-Keeper is well suited for a great variety of pressure-based activities.
Williams, John P.; Van Natta, Sandy; Knipp, Rebecca. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1454.
Applications of Chemistry |
Colloids |
Gases
Introduction to Photolithography: Preparation of Microscale Polymer Silhouettes  Kimberly L. Berkowski, Kyle N. Plunkett, Qing Yu, and Jeffrey S. Moore
In this experiment, a glass microscope slide acts as the microchip. Students can pattern this "microchip" by layering negative photoresist on the slide using a solution containing monomer, crosslinker, photoinitiator, and dye. The students then cover the photoresist with a photomask, which is the negative of a computer-generated image or text printed on transparency film, and illuminate it with UV light. The photoresist in the exposed area polymerizes into a polymer network with a shape dictated by the photomask. The versatility of this technique is exemplified by allowing each student to fabricate virtually any shape imaginable, including his or her silhouette.
Berkowski, Kimberly L.; Plunkett, Kyle N.; Yu, Qing; Moore, Jeffrey S. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1365.
Materials Science |
Applications of Chemistry |
Free Radicals |
Polymerization
Hands-on Classroom Photolithography Laboratory Module To Explore Nanotechnology  Scott J. Stelick, William H. Alger, Jesse S. Laufer, Anna M. Waldron, and Carl A. Batt
Teaching nanotechnology in the high school and undergraduate environment is a challenge given the typical expense of instruments used to create micro- and nano-sized devices. To meet this challenge, a portable optical reduction stepper was designed, fabricated, and optimized for use in classrooms. This unique system was designed to provide a safe, hands-on experience for students to create microscale circuits using photolithography. Students are able to design, fabricate, and test a circuit with dimensions as small as 100 mm.
Stelick, Scott J.; Alger, William H.; Laufer, Jesse S.; Waldron, Anna M.; Batt, Carl A. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1361.
Applications of Chemistry |
Enrichment / Review Materials |
Nanotechnology |
Polymerization |
Undergraduate Research
Wear Chemistry Where?  Erica K. Jacobsen
Articles of interest to high school chemistry teachers; National Chemistry Week.
Jacobsen, Erica K. J. Chem. Educ. 2003, 80, 1105.
Photochemistry |
Applications of Chemistry
Pushing the Rainbow: Frontiers in Color Chemistry; Light and Color in Chemistry; Report on Two American Chemical Society Presidential Events  Nancy S. Gettys
On Sunday March 21, 1999, the 217th ACS National Meeting in Anaheim, California sponsored two Presidential Events, "Pushing the Rainbow: Frontiers in Color Chemistry" and "Light and Color in Chemistry". The events included 10 exceptional and very different speakers who explored various aspects of the importance of light and color in chemistry and chemistry teaching, in other sciences, and in art and human culture.
Gettys, Nancy S. J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 737.
Conferences |
Photochemistry |
Materials Science |
Applications of Chemistry
The Effects of Temperature on Lightsticks  
Investigating the effect of temperature on the intensity of light produced by a lightstick.
J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 40A.
Photochemistry |
Rate Law
American Chemical Society: An Overview of the Education Division   Sylvia A. Ware
Education Division programs support the needs of many instructional levels from preschool through the continuing education of the mid-career chemist.
Ware, Sylvia A. J. Chem. Educ. 1996, 73, A238.
Administrative Issues |
Applications of Chemistry |
Enrichment / Review Materials
Tie-Dyeing - The Art of Chemistry  Bonneau, Marcia C.
Tie-dyeing activity and resources. [Debut]
Bonneau, Marcia C. J. Chem. Educ. 1994, 71, 286.
Applications of Chemistry |
Dyes / Pigments |
Consumer Chemistry
Evening polymer programs to pique the interests of youngsters and adults  Woodward, Linda; Bernard, Mary Ann
This outreach program increases the interaction between children and adults while introducing students and parents to the world of synthetic polymers.
Woodward, Linda; Bernard, Mary Ann J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 1006.
Polymerization |
Applications of Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry |
Green Chemistry
A chemiluminescent sign   Phillips, Donald B.
This demonstration serves as the "grand finale" for the author's outreach "chemistry magic" shows.
Phillips, Donald B. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 773.
Photochemistry
Chemistry tours for high school students: Connecting chemistry and business  Ball, Jenelle
Efforts to show high school students the relevance of chemistry in their lives are more powerful when students go on field trips to visit businesses that are related to chemistry. The author describes such a trip, where students visited the Dept. of Justice Criminalistics Lab at a local university.
Ball, Jenelle J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 656.
Forensic Chemistry |
Applications of Chemistry |
Industrial Chemistry |
Administrative Issues
An industrial chemistry course: Bringing teachers and industry together  Fanning, James C.; Fanning, Sybil S.
Local industry is able to supply direct examples of basic chemical principles that a teacher might use in classroom. The authors are eager to share their experiences, materials, lesson plans, etc., to prepare teachers to take their own classroom excursions to local industries.
Fanning, James C.; Fanning, Sybil S. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 563.
Consumer Chemistry |
Industrial Chemistry |
Applications of Chemistry
Keeping chemistry "light"   Silverman, L. Phillip; Bunn, Barbara B.
Photochemically oriented demonstrations and the humor behind the symbol for phosphorus.
Silverman, L. Phillip; Bunn, Barbara B. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 405.
Photochemistry
Forensic drug chemistry: A cooperative program  Siggins, Bruce A.; Hendricks, Bobby W.
A discussion of a cooperative program in forensic chemistry between the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory-Pacific and the Zama American High School designed to link concepts of logical thought and chemistry reasoning to the excitement of working laboratory problems.
Siggins, Bruce A.; Hendricks, Bobby W. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 312.
Forensic Chemistry |
Chromatography |
Applications of Chemistry |
IR Spectroscopy |
Nonmajor Courses
Present and Future Nuclear Reactor Designs: Weighing the Advantages and Disadvantages of Nuclear Power with an Eye on Improving Safety and Meeting Future Needs  Miller, Warren F., Jr.
An overview of how nuclear energy is produced on macroscopic and microscopic scales with consideration given to benefits and liabilities of this energy source. The article includes a short look at nuclear power uses overseas and contains information about waste disposal, public opinion, and potential technical improvements.
Miller, Warren F., Jr. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 109.
Nuclear / Radiochemistry |
Green Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry |
Applications of Chemistry
A Simple Demonstration of the Greenhouse Effect  Adelhelm, Manfred; Hohn, Ernst-Gerhard
A simple experiment to demonstrate the principle of the greenhouse effect.
Adelhelm, Manfred; Hohn, Ernst-Gerhard J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 73.
Photochemistry |
Green Chemistry
Gas reactions in plastic bags: Relating laboratory observations to the atomic-molecular model  Robinson, Maurice; Barrow, Gordon M.
Carrying out chemical reactions in Ziplock bags to investigate a variety of chemical concepts.
Robinson, Maurice; Barrow, Gordon M. J. Chem. Educ. 1992, 69, 1026.
Kinetic-Molecular Theory |
Gases |
Reactions |
Acids / Bases |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Photochemistry |
Atmospheric Chemistry |
Physical Properties
The energy conversion go-arounds kit developed by NEED: Ten teaching modules that use products of chemistry   Kauffman, George B.; Zafran, Robert
NEED is an association of energy educators that brings together the resources, experiences, and optimism of youths and adults in meaningful activities and programs.
Kauffman, George B.; Zafran, Robert J. Chem. Educ. 1992, 69, 366.
Thermodynamics |
Applications of Chemistry
Demonstrating what "light" margarine means  Glover, A. Donald; Kolb, Kenneth E.
Differences between regular, "light" and "extra light" margarine can be readily shown as a lecture demonstration or laboratory exercise by simply heating the margarine.
Glover, A. Donald; Kolb, Kenneth E. J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, 654.
Food Science |
Quantitative Analysis |
Bioanalytical Chemistry |
Applications of Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry |
Nutrition
A chemistry whodunit: Forensic examination of pen inks  Quigley, Michael N.; Qi, Hongyan
Forensic chemistry activity involving pen ink and chromatography.
Quigley, Michael N.; Qi, Hongyan J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, 596.
Forensic Chemistry |
Applications of Chemistry |
Chromatography
St. Patrick's day special - A boron flame shamrock   Earles, Thomas T.
When you prepare this quick, simple demonstration, be sure you prepare a double batch, as students will demand repeats.
Earles, Thomas T. J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68, 57.
Photochemistry
A chemistry experience for gifted and talented elementary students  Carlson, G. Lynn
A successful two-week summer program for children in grades 4-6 of above average ability.
Carlson, G. Lynn J. Chem. Educ. 1988, 65, 58.
Photochemistry |
Thermodynamics |
Molecular Modeling
Pop-and-sniff experimentation: A high sensory impact teaching device  Schultz, Emeric
Using polyethylene packing material ("bubble plastic") to simulate the microencapsulation in scratch-and-sniff stickers.
Schultz, Emeric J. Chem. Educ. 1987, 64, 797.
Applications of Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry
An exhibition on everyday chemistry: Communicating chemistry to the public  Ucko, David A.; Schreiner, Rodney; Shakhashiri, Bassam Z.
A recent addition to a large urban museum aids in the efforts to better educate the public about the role of chemistry in their lives.
Ucko, David A.; Schreiner, Rodney; Shakhashiri, Bassam Z. J. Chem. Educ. 1986, 63, 1081.
Acids / Bases |
Applications of Chemistry |
Periodicity / Periodic Table |
Photochemistry |
Physical Properties |
Reactions
Introduction to the "real world" examples symposium  Hostettler, John D.
An introduction to a collection of papers originally presented as a symposium entitled "Using 'Real World' Examples in the Teaching of Chemistry". What exactly is a real world example and what is not? Why use "real world" examples? What kinds exist, where may they be found, and how can they be used?
Hostettler, John D. J. Chem. Educ. 1983, 60, 1031.
Applications of Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry
Soft drink bubbles  Cragin, James H.
Soft drink bubbles are of great interest to young learners, but there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the origin of these bubbles.
Cragin, James H. J. Chem. Educ. 1983, 60, 71.
Gases |
Applications of Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry
Black and white positive slides  Hamer, N.; Togl, L.; Tardif, J.
The development process that allows a positive image to be obtained from an otherwise negative producing film.
Hamer, N.; Togl, L.; Tardif, J. J. Chem. Educ. 1975, 52, 447.
Photochemistry