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Yearty, Kasey L.; Sharp, Joseph T.; Meehan, Emma K.; Wallace, Doyle R.; Jackson, Douglas M.; Morrison, Richard W. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
[Superscript 1]H NMR analysis is an important analytical technique presented in introductory organic chemistry courses. NMR instrument access is limited for undergraduate organic chemistry students due to the size of the instrument, price of NMR solvents, and the maintenance level required for instrument upkeep. The University of Georgia Chemistry…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Organic Chemistry, Science Laboratories, Teaching Methods
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Zuidema, Daniel R.; Herndon, Lindsey B. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
Deborah Blum's New York Times bestselling nonfiction book "The Poisoner's Handbook" was used as supplementary reading in our first-term General/Organic/Biochemistry course. This course serves as both the first course for our Allied Health chemistry sequence and a core science course. Our goal was that, through reading this book, students…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Organic Chemistry, Reading Materials, Crime
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Kloepper, Kathryn D. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Scenes from the works of William Shakespeare were incorporated into individual and group projects for an upper-level chemistry class, instrumental analysis. Students read excerpts from different plays and then viewed a corresponding video clip from a stage or movie production. Guided-research assignments were developed based on these scenes. These…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Classics (Literature), Teaching Methods, Class Activities