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Neuman, Annette W.; Harmon, Brenda B. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
An integrated lab-lecture project, known as the mini research project, was developed for a medicinal chemistry course for nonscience majors. In the lecture component of this project, students choose a plant essential oil with documented biological activity and prepare a literature review describing the importance, history, and current use of the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Chemistry, Nonmajors
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Grosso, Carla; Liber, Marta; Brigas, Amadeu F.; Pinho e Melo, Teresa M. V. D.; Lemos, Américo – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Regioselectivity in hetero Diels-Alder reactions can be observed in a simple reaction between a nonsymmetrical heterodiene and an unsymmetrical heterodienophile. A 9 h and easy to implement laboratory experiment is described, in which students can observe the regioselectivity of inverse "electron-demand" hetero Diels-Alder reactions of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Science Experiments, Laboratory Experiments
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Blackburn, Richard A. R.; Villa-Marcos, Barbara; Williams, Dylan P. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
A series of laboratory themed simulations developed by Learning Science Ltd. were integrated into a first year laboratory module at the University of Leicester. These simulations allow students to attempt the experiments they will do in the laboratory in a risk-free way that provides the opportunity to make mistakes and learn how to correct them…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement
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Seery, Michael K.; Jones, Ariana B.; Kew, Will; Mein, Thomas – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Experimental design is a desirable outcome of laboratory education. Incorporating inquiry into the laboratory curriculum is attractive, but there are acknowledged concerns from practical, theoretical, and epistemological perspectives, and these are accentuated in upper-division courses. In this work, we draw on the extensive literature relating to…
Descriptors: Science Experiments, Research Design, Science Laboratories, Laboratory Training
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Agcali, Rahime Yagmur; Atik, Bahar; Bilgen, Ecenaz; Karli, Berfu; Danisman, Mehmet Fatih – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Understanding the concepts of quantum mechanics has always been a challenge for undergraduate students. This is especially so because many of the introductory (analytically solvable) systems and problems discussed in textbooks are seemingly abstract. Using approximate experimental demonstrations of such systems and problems have been shown to be…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Undergraduate Students, College Science, Quantum Mechanics
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Calcabrini, Mariano; Onna, Diego – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
The study of gels and their properties is a compelling topic both technologically and scientifically, and should therefore be emphasized in chemistry and material science syllabuses. In the present laboratory experiment, we propose two experiences, aimed at introducing gelation and gel transport properties using silica gels made from sodium…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Laboratory Experiments, Science Experiments
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Kwan, Ann H.; Mobli, Mehdi; Schirra, Horst J.; Wilson, Jennifer C.; Jones, Oliver A. H. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Magnetic resonance is a powerful technology that has had a major impact across the physical, life, and medical sciences, from chemistry to medical imaging, with ever-expanding applications in new areas as diverse as mining and food science. It is, however, also a difficult subject to teach, as the theory is complex and requires some familiarity…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, College Faculty, Video Technology
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Boys, Alexander J.; Walsh, Mark C. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Elementary and middle school science curricula typically focus on generating an interest in science and engineering through the use of hands-on activities that demonstrate specific concepts. Laboratory activities designed in this manner often circumvent some of the main challenges that engineers and scientists face, namely balancing advantages and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories
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Esselman, Brian J.; Block, Stephen B. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
The VSEPR model has well-established limitations in its ability to represent accurate molecular and electronic geometries of simple molecules, which can create a significant need for students to relearn structure and bonding concepts in organic chemistry. We present an alternate method for describing molecular geometries and electronic structures…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Scientific Concepts
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Dip, Irene; Gethers, Christina; Rice, Tonya; Straub, Thomas S. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
4-"tert"-Butylcyclohexanol is rapidly converted to 4-"tert"-butylcyclohexanone with swimming pool bleach in a homogeneous reaction at room temperature. This process introduces students to a heterocyclic compound not normally discussed in the introductory course and has significant advantages over standard procedures using…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Organic Chemistry, College Science
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Finkenstaedt-Quinn, S. A.; Snyder-White, E. P.; Connor, M. C.; Gere, A. Ruggles; Shultz, G. V. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Lewis structures are fundamental to learning chemistry, yet many students struggle to develop a complex understanding of its meaning and uses. Writing-to-Learn supports students in developing a deeper conceptual understanding of the topic, making it an ideal pedagogy to apply to student learning of Lewis structures. One difficulty often associated…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Revision (Written Composition), Content Area Writing, Writing Assignments
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Lopper, Matthew E. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
This paper describes a responsive, digital periodic table that has been specifically designed as a visual aid for high school or college chemistry classrooms and lecture halls. The periodic table runs in a web browser and can therefore be used in any classroom that has a digital projector and screen. It features click-to-highlight table cells that…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Computer Uses in Education, Chemistry, Secondary School Science
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Fung, Fun Man; Choo, Wen Yi; Ardisara, Alvita; Zimmermann, Christoph Dominik; Watts, Simon; Koscielniak, Thierry; Blanc, Etienne; Coumoul, Xavier; Dumke, Rainer – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Field trips are a common activity for instructors to engage students and give them a first-hand understanding of a subject, especially in environmental chemistry. However, the planning and execution for a field trip is logistically challenging and demanding of human and material resources. Here, we demonstrate the conduct of a virtual overseas…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Field Trips, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Rubner, Isabel; Berry, Ashton J.; Grofe, Theodor; Oetken, Marco – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
A significant challenge for the global community is the increasing demand for clean and renewable energy technologies. However, a lack of knowledge of these technologies threatens to impede their adoption. The development of cheap, effective, and easy-to-use chemical and electrochemical storage technologies is crucial if countries are to move away…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Hands on Science
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Papai, Rodrigo; Romano, Majara Araujo; Arroyo, Aline Rodrigues; Rodrigues da Silva, Bárbara; Tresoldi, Bruno; Winter, Gabriela Cabo; Costa, Julia Messias; Freitas Santos, Maria Aparecida; Prata, Matheus Damasceno; Gaubeur, Ivanise – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
A creative apparatus for use in a hands-on laboratory experiment that allows the visualization of the vapor pressure as a function of temperature is described in this paper. Inspired by homemade barometers and using simple materials that are easily accessible for teaching laboratories, a lowcost system for the establishment of the vapor-pressure…
Descriptors: Physics, Chemistry, Laboratory Experiments, Science Experiments
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