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Pemberton, Andrew T.; Magers, D. Brandon; King, Daniel A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and computational chemistry are used in concert to evaluate the thermal decomposition of calcium acetate monohydrate, Ca(C[subscript 2]H[subscript 3]O[subscript 2])[subscript 2]·H[subscript 2]O, and to engage students in high-level thinking as they synthesize results…
Descriptors: Spectroscopy, Science Instruction, Thinking Skills, Chemistry
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Nagel, Thomas; Mentzer, Casey; Kivistik, P. Mike – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
This experiment provides students with a thorough understanding of electrolysis and the parameters that most greatly impact optimization of this process. In this laboratory exercise, students will focus on the anodization of bismuth metal to develop thin oxide films. When designing an electrolytic cell devoted to anodization, there are several…
Descriptors: Cytology, Science Instruction, Laboratory Experiments, Teaching Methods
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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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Abell, Timothy N.; Bretz, Stacey Lowery – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
The Enthalpy and Entropy in Dissolution and Precipitation Inventory (E2DPI) has been developed to measure student understanding of the dissolution of ionic solutes, aqueous precipitation reactions, and the enthalpy and entropy changes that accompany these processes. The E[subscript 2]DPI was designed using a mixed-methods protocol, such that the…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Teaching Methods
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Cooke, Jason – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
[NiBr[subscript 2](PPh[subscript 3])[subscript 2]] and [NiBr[subscript 2](dppe)] are prepared from nickel bromide hydrate and phosphine. These brightly colored coordination compounds are then converted into the related organometallic compounds "trans"-[NiBr(Mes)(PPh[subscript 3])[subscript 2]] and [NiBr(Mes)(dppe)] (Mes =…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Spectroscopy, Laboratory Experiments
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Schubert, Frederic E. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
The cannon boring experiment of Count Rumford, where eight kilograms of water were boiled by metal on metal friction, is investigated. Consideration of this dramatic demonstration can enrich classroom discussions of calorimetry, units of measure, elements, and thermodynamics. A section pertaining to use of the article in the classroom appears…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Physics, Science Instruction, Science Experiments
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Phillips, Jesse A.; Jones, Gregory H.; Iski, Erin V. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Although kinetics forms a foundational part of the chemical curriculum, laboratory experiences with the subject are often limited and lack relevance to the actual practice of chemistry. Presented is an inquiry-based lab focused on Michaelis-Menten kinetics, implemented in an upper-level, university physical chemistry laboratory. Student learning…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Kinetics
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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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Ferreiro-González, Marta; Amores-Arrocha, Antonio; Espada-Bellido, Estrella; Aliaño-Gonzalez, María José; Vázquez-Espinosa, Mercedes; González-de-Peredo, Ana V.; Sancho-Galán, Pau; Álvarez-Saura, José Ángel; Barbero, Gerardo F.; Cejudo-Bastante, Cristina – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
"Escape ClassRoom "CSI 1.0"" is an educational escape room proposed as an interactive analytical chemistry exercise for the evaluation of undergraduate students at the end of the subject. This approach is a new form of live action learning activity in which the students have to solve an analytical problem, namely, "an…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Chemistry, College Science
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Suroviec, Alice H.; Jones, Katarina; Sarabia, Grace – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Flavonoids have been studied extensively for their antioxidant properties. Specifically, the flavonoids in tea, such as catechin and epigallocatechin gallate, have been shown to have positive health effects. These compounds are also oxidizable, so the concentrations of these compounds in a given kind of tea can be determined using cyclic…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Food, Hands on Science
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Carmel, Justin H.; Herrington, Deborah G.; Posey, Lynmarie A.; Ward, Joseph S.; Pollock, Amy M.; Cooper, Melanie M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Over the past 20 years research on reform efforts aimed at the chemistry laboratory has focused on different aspects of students' experiences including increasing content knowledge, improving student attitudes toward chemistry, incorporating inquiry activities, and providing students a hands-on experience related to the chemistry concepts learned…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Change
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Pratt, Justin M.; Yezierski, Ellen J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Chemistry-specific informal science education (chemistry outreach) is widely practiced across all levels of the chemistry community. College students associated with American Chemical Society and Alpha Chi Sigma collegiate chapters are one population of chemistry outreach practitioners who reach upward of 1 million people every year. Previous…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Chemistry, College Students
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Schneider, Elia M.; Bärtsch, Amadeus; Stark, Wendelin J.; Grass, Robert N. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
A simple synthesis of fluorescent carbon quantum dots from lemon juice is described to introduce advanced high-school students and undergraduate college students to nanoparticle synthesis and quantum dots. The synthesis is based on the carbonization of lemon juice using only a hot plate stirrer. Column chromatography is used to separate different…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, High School Students, Foreign Countries
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Njoki, Peter N. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
A laboratory experiment has been developed to illustrate the transformation of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) in water containing phosphate anions. The experiment, conducted by high school students, involved hands-on learning to synthesize and characterize Ag NPs via ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) spectroscopy. This was followed by a UV-vis probe of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Science Experiments, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Lazenby, Katherine; Rupp, Charlie A.; Brandriet, Alexandra; Mauger-Sonnek, Kathryn; Becker, Nicole M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Understanding the nature and purpose of models, including mathematical models, is critical to enabling undergraduate chemistry students to use models to predict and explain phenomena. However, students often do not have systematic conceptions about different kinds of models. To gain a sense of how students understand different models in the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Chemistry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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