Journal Articles: 14 results
Bioorganic Chemistry: Designing Peptides with Defined Folding Properties  Caroline R. Pharr, Erik B. Hadley, and William C. Pomerantz
This Today's Science for Tomorrow's Scientists (TSTS) tutorial introduces current scientific research involving the design of molecules with well-defined folding properties, including short polymer chains of β-amino acids (β-peptides) that display antibiotic activity or form liquid crystals.
Pharr, Caroline R.; Hadley, Erik B.; Pomerantz, William C. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 1455.
Proteins / Peptides |
Receptors |
Stilling Waves with Ordered Molecular Monolayers  Ed Vitz
The amazing ability of a film of oil one molecule thick to dissipate the relatively large energy of water waves can be readily demonstrated, but an explanation of the effect has been elusive until recently.
Vitz, Ed. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 1064.
Lipids |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Noncovalent Interactions |
Surface Science |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Fatty Acids
Periodic Table Target: A Game That Introduces the Biological Significance of Chemical Element Periodicity  Richard S. Sevcik, Ragan L. McGinty, Linda D. Schultz, and Susan V. Alexander
Periodic Table Target, a game for middle or high school students that is constructed as a class project, familiarizes students with the periodic table, the periodicity of the elements, and their biological significance.
Sevcik, Richard S.; McGinty, Ragan L.; Schultz, Linda D.; Alexander, Susan V. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 516.
Nutrition |
Periodicity / Periodic Table
Testing for Iodide in Table Salt  Stephen W. Wright
Supermarket chemicals are used to test samples of table salt for the presence of iodine.
Wright, Stephen W. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 1616A.
Consumer Chemistry |
Nutrition |
Qualitative Analysis
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 |
A Clock Reaction Sympathetic Ink from Consumer Chemicals  Stephen W. Wright, Marsha R. Folger, and Matthew A. Rice
Describes a "clock reaction" between hydrogen peroxide and ascorbic acid that causes writing to appear after predictable and controllable periods of time.
Wright, Stephen W.; Folger, Marsha R.; Rice, Matthew A. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 1473.
Consumer Chemistry |
Descriptive Chemistry |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Vitamins |
Rate Law |
Oxidation State
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education: A National Chemistry Week Resource  Kim Lightle
This article provides information about science and mathematics resources available to teachers online from this national curriculum repository.
Lightle, Kim. J. Chem. Educ. 2004, 81, 1402.
Food Science |
Nutrition |
Tick Tock, a Vitamin C Clock  Stephen W. Wright
Uses supermarket chemicals to perform a clock reaction; students vary the concentration of reactants and observe the effect on the time required for the reaction to reach its endpoint.
Wright, Stephen W. J. Chem. Educ. 2002, 79, 40A.
Consumer Chemistry |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Vitamins |
Equilibrium |
Mechanisms of Reactions
Chemical Demonstrations with Consumer Chemicals: The Black and White Reaction  Stephen W. Wright
Color change demonstration using supermarket materials (white vinegar, bleach, tincture of iodine, vitamin C, Epsom salt, ammonia, and liquid laundry starch).
Wright, Stephen W. J. Chem. Educ. 2002, 79, 44.
Consumer Chemistry |
The Vitamin C Clock Reaction  Stephen W. Wright
Clock reaction using supermarket materials (vitamin C, hydrogen peroxide, tincture of iodine, and starch).
Wright, Stephen W. J. Chem. Educ. 2002, 79, 41.
Consumer Chemistry |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Vitamins |
Carboxylic Acids
Determination of Sugar Content in Commercial Beverages by Density: A Novel Experiment for General Chemistry Courses  Susan K. Henderson, Carol A. Fenn, and John D. Domijan
A laboratory experiment based on the determination of density, suitable for introductory-level chemistry courses, is described. The experiment provides students an opportunity to develop skills in weighing, preparing solutions, pipetting, constructing and using a calibration curve, and proper use of significant figures.
Henderson, Susan K.; Fenn, Carol A.; Domijan, John D. J. Chem. Educ. 1998, 75, 1122.
Carbohydrates |
Quantitative Analysis
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 |
A model for denaturing a protein by heat  Hill, John W.
Egg whites can readily demonstrate denaturation macroscopically.
Hill, John W. J. Chem. Educ. 1986, 63, 370.
Proteins / Peptides
Kiddie chem II. A course for children  Haynes, LeRoy W.; Powell, David L.
A course for children that provides an introduction into organic chemistry, chromatography, models, recrystallization, sucrose, and polymers.
Haynes, LeRoy W.; Powell, David L. J. Chem. Educ. 1976, 53, 724.
Chromatography |
Molecular Modeling |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Separation Science |
Carbohydrates |
Crystals / Crystallography