Journal Articles: 16 results
A Hand-Held Ammonia Fountain  Nicholas C. Thomas and Stephen Faulk
A plastic juice bottle, filled with ammonia gas generated by combining aqueous ammonia and sodium hydroxide, provides a convenient demonstration of the ammonia fountain and gas solubility.
Thomas, Nicholas C.; Faulk, Stephen. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 1063.
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
Gases |
Solutions / Solvents
The Science Teacher: Fall 2007  Steve Long
This article reviews chemistry-related articles published in The Science Teacher from January through Summer 2007.
Long, Steve. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 1748.
Gases |
Learning Theories
Employing Popular Children's Literature To Teach Elementary School Chemistry: An Engaging Outreach Program  Laura M. Wally, Nancy E. Levinger, and David W. Grainger
The program described here uses current children's literature in a versatile chemical education activity that generates excitement in elementary school students because of the integration of the popular Harry Potter literature series with hands-on experiments.
Wally, Laura M.; Levinger, Nancy E.; Grainger, David W. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1489.
Enrichment / Review Materials |
Gases |
Learning Theories |
Liquids |
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 |
Thirty Feet and Rising: Constructing and Using a Water Barometer To Explore Chemical Principles  Hans de Grys
This article details the construction of a three-story tall water barometer and outlines several important chemical principles that can be explored with such a device. Not only can students develop an intuitive understanding of pressure and how a barometer works, the experiment can be extended to explore vapor pressure, phase changes, equilibrium, and gas solubility.
de Grys, Hans. J. Chem. Educ. 2003, 80, 1156.
Gases |
Laboratory Equipment / Apparatus |
Water / Water Chemistry
JCE Classroom Activity: Out of "Thin Air": Exploring Phase Changes  John J. Vollmer
This Activity illustrates sublimation/deposition with para-dichlorobenzene (mothballs) and evaporation/condensation with water.
Vollmer, John J. J. Chem. Educ. 2000, 77, 488A.
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams |
Crystals / Crystallography |
Physical Properties |
Solids |
Gas Me Up, or, A Baking Powder Diver  Henry R. Derr, Tricia Lewis, and Bretton J. Derr
In this procedure, a pipet that repeatedly submerges and rises to the surface in a tub of water is produced from a beral pipet and baking powder. The procedure works well in outreach activities with children aged 4 to 40 and beyond.
Derr, Henry R.; Lewis, Tricia; Derr, Bretton J. J. Chem. Educ. 2000, 77, 171.
Acids / Bases |
Alka Seltzer Poppers: An Interactive Exploration  A. M. Sarquis and L. M. Woodward
This experiment illustrates concepts concerning the pressure-volume relationship of gases, solubility relationships of both gases and solids in liquids relative to temperature, the kinetics of the reaction of Alka Seltzer in water, and acid-base chemistry.
Sarquis, Arlyne M.; Woodward, L. M. J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 385.
Acids / Bases |
Gases |
Kinetics |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry
Experimental Methods To Demonstrate Two Sorts of Physicochemical Behavior with a Resin Tube  Chieko Suzuki, Sumiyo Ihda, Mayumi Suzuki, and Seiji Kurumi
Two demonstration methods to show physicochemical behavior of gases using a transparent tube about 1 m long and 3-4 cm in diameter. One is for recognizing the presence of air by observing the sharp difference in velocities of a ball falling through the tube when one or both ends are closed, and when both ends are open, provided that the ball fits around the tube closely with a small gap. The other is for enhancing the understanding of the effects of adiabatic compression and expansion of gas.
Suzuki, Chieko; Ihda, Sumiyo; Suzuki, Mayumi; Kurumi, Seiji. J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 1071.
The Joys of Liquid Nitrogen  William T. Nolan and Thaddeus J. Gish
In this paper we describe a laboratory experience with liquid nitrogen that youngsters find especially exciting.
Nolan, William T.;Gish, Thaddeus J. J. Chem. Educ. 1996, 73, 651.
Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams |
Physical Properties |
Water / Water Chemistry |
A Simple Demonstration of Charles's Law  Szczepanski, Nadine
Heating an Erlenmeyer flask with a balloon stretched over its mouth.
Szczepanski, Nadine J. Chem. Educ. 1994, 71, 433.
Pictorial analogies IX: Liquids and their properties   Fortman, John J.
Liquids on the molecular level, surface tension, and vapor pressure are explained through visual analogies of a class reunion and movie patrons.
Fortman, John J. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 881.
Liquids |
Gases |
Surface Science
How vacuum cleaners pick up paper: Demonstrating the relationship between air pressure and vacuums   Neils, Thomas L.
A demonstration to introduce the study of air pressure in general chemistry.
Neils, Thomas L. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 327.
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
Is an "empty" bottle truly empty?  Fetto, Pasquale
Two simple experiments demonstrating that air occupies the volume in the bottle.
Fetto, Pasquale J. Chem. Educ. 1992, 69, 823.
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