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Journal Articles: 21 results
Colorful Chemical Fountains  Nicholas C. Thomas and Stephen Faulk
A chemical fountain, constructed from several vertically stacked plastic champagne cups, is used to demonstrate acidbase and chemiluminescence reactions.
Thomas, Nicholas C.; Faulk, Stephen. J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 1061.
Acids / Bases |
Dyes / Pigments |
Physical Properties |
Reactions
Using Balloons for a Dramatic Presentation of the Acid–Bicarbonate Reaction  Miroslav Proka and Anna Tóthová
Describes the use of balloons in demonstrating the reaction between sodium hydrogen carbonate and acid.
Proka, Miroslav; Tóthová, Anna. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 1471.
Acids / Bases |
Dyes / Pigments |
Reactions
Trusty or Rusty? Oxidation Rate of Nails  Stephen W. Wright
Students investigate the process of rusting using supermarket chemicals. Steel nails are placed in gelatin and allowed to react with atmospheric oxygen. Ferric ion produced by the oxidation is made visible as a garnet-colored complex formed by the magnesium salicylate in backache tablets. Factors that accelerate or retard the rate of iron oxidation are studied.
Wright, Stephen W. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1648A.
Consumer Chemistry |
Descriptive Chemistry |
Metals |
Oxidation / Reduction |
Reactions |
Rate Law
Visual Experiments Supporting Four Basic Concepts in Chemistry  François Saint-Antonin
Demonstrations illustrating four principles of chemistry (dissolution, transport, reaction, and energy changes).
Saint-Antonin, François. J. Chem. Educ. 2003, 80, 288.
Descriptive Chemistry |
Aqueous Solution Chemistry |
Solutions / Solvents |
Transport Properties |
Reactions |
Calorimetry / Thermochemistry |
Liquids
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
Demonstration of the Catalytic Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide  Alfred R. Conklin, Jr. and Angela Kessinger
Catalytic decomposition is demonstrated by placing hydrogen peroxide solutions in a one liter graduated cylinder and adding soap, food coloring, and potassium iodide.
J. Chem. Educ. 1996, 73, 838.
Reactions |
Catalysis |
Rate Law
The clock pitcher: A new apparatus for dynamic demonstrations  Strauss, Michael; Gatesy, Angela
Enhancing the 'iodine clock' reaction.
Strauss, Michael; Gatesy, Angela J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 943.
Reactions
Is This Reaction a Substitution, Oxidation-Reduction, or Transfer?  Imyanitov, Naum S.
Author argues that separation of chemical reaction types based on convention do not always follow objective and consistent rules. This leads to confusion among students and artificial borders within the various sub-disciplines in chemistry.
Imyanitov, Naum S. J. Chem. Educ. 1993, 70, 14.
Reactions |
Oxidation / Reduction
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
A short laboratory-based course for junior high school students in a summer science program  Cooper, Melanie M.
Outline of a one-week chemistry laboratory course for junior high school students in a summer science program at Clemson University.
Cooper, Melanie M. J. Chem. Educ. 1989, 66, 763.
Separation Science |
Reactions
A dramatic demo   Pratt, George; Curtright, Robert D.; Hill, Larry; Clarke, Sandra
This article describes a program developed by authors that was given successfully to middle school and high school students as well as to science teachers as part of a workshop put on by the Institute of Chemical Education. The program required teachers to prepare a 20 minute demonstration program on a chemical topic and it illustrates how to create lesson plans that motivate students.
Pratt, George; Curtright, Robert D.; Hill, Larry; Clarke, Sandra J. Chem. Educ. 1988, 65, 896.
Professional Development |
Reactions
A new road to reactions. Part 4. The substance and its molecules  de Vos, Wobbe; Verdonk, Adri H.
Teaching the chemical reaction concept to young students requires a more disciplined way of using substance names, as well as other strategies.
de Vos, Wobbe; Verdonk, Adri H. J. Chem. Educ. 1987, 64, 692.
Reactions |
Nomenclature / Units / Symbols |
Kinetic-Molecular Theory
A hands-on introduction to chemistry for gifted students in the intermediate grades  Greco, Thomas G.; Greco, Catherine B.
Experiments involving density, metals and acids, acids and indicators, pH, neutralization reactions, and analytical chemistry in the kitchen for upper elementary students.
Greco, Thomas G.; Greco, Catherine B. J. Chem. Educ. 1987, 64, 537.
Physical Properties |
pH |
Metals |
Acids / Bases |
Dyes / Pigments |
Reactions |
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
A multipurpose, dramatic combustion effect  Fenster, Ariel E.; Harpp, David N.; Dore, Marcel; Schwarcz, Joseph A.
A powerful demonstration on combustion that has been used in and out of the classroom is described in this note.
Fenster, Ariel E.; Harpp, David N.; Dore, Marcel; Schwarcz, Joseph A. J. Chem. Educ. 1986, 63, 349.
Reactions
Dangerous demos  Nagel, Miriam C.
The author questions the pedagogical value of demonstrations that pose great danger, such as reacting sodium and water.
Nagel, Miriam C. J. Chem. Educ. 1986, 63, 81.
Reactions
Hazardous chemical storage  Williamson, J. R.
Some tips on safe chemical storage: maximum separation of reactive chemicals equals minimum risk; do not store in alphabetical order; don't store water sensitive chemicals in a water sprinkled storage area; don't store solvents in anything but vented cabinets; don't store incompatible chemicals together; don't store oxidizers and fuels together; do store non-reactive chemicals together, and do store chemicals by reactivity class or by compatibility.
Williamson, J. R. J. Chem. Educ. 1983, 60, 668.
Reactions |
Laboratory Management
A unique demonstration show for the elementary school classroom  Waterman, Edward L.; Bilsing, Larry M.
Utilizing a unique program of short term professional leaves, these authors developed and presented a series of chemical demonstration shows for elementary school children. The major goal of the program was to kindle interest and instruct students in chemistry though motivational illustrations of chemical and physical phenomenon.
Waterman, Edward L.; Bilsing, Larry M. J. Chem. Educ. 1983, 60, 415.
Physical Properties |
Reactions
A safe and simple demonstration of the effect of temperature on reaction rate  Boring, Wayne C.; McMillan, Ernest T.
The demonstration described here utilizes a safe and familiar reaction to illustrate the concept of reaction rate to students.
Boring, Wayne C.; McMillan, Ernest T. J. Chem. Educ. 1983, 60, 414.
Kinetics |
Reactions
"Cool-Light" Chemiluminescence   Shakhashiri, Bassam Z.; Williams, Lloyd G.; Dirreen, Glen E.; Francis, Ann

Shakhashiri, Bassam Z.; Williams, Lloyd G.; Dirreen, Glen E.; Francis, Ann J. Chem. Educ. 1981, 58, 70.
Photosynthesis |
Reactions
Exploring chemistry for junior high students  Cohen, Sheldon H.
A five-session program entitled "Exploring Chemistry for Junior High Students."
Cohen, Sheldon H. J. Chem. Educ. 1980, 57, 723.
Acids / Bases |
Reactions |
Calorimetry / Thermochemistry |
Equilibrium |
Kinetics