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ERIC Number: EJ826545
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
The Chemical Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Serpentine Remains
Shaw, Ken
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n4 p507-513 Apr 2008
This story is a chemical mystery with an emphasis on qualitative analysis, descriptive chemistry, and forensics. It is as well yet another article in the continuing series, first presented by Thomas Waddell and Thomas R. Rybolt, which presents a scientific problem in mystery format in the context of the popular and beloved characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. There is a break in the story where readers (students and teachers) can ponder and solve the mystery. Sherlock Holmes provides his solution in the paragraphs following the break.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
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