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Kean, Kelsey M.; van Zee, Kari; Mehl, Ryan A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
The content and design scheme for a readily adaptable, research-based laboratory course in chemical biology are presented. In this course, students interrogate protein structure and function using the site-specific incorporation of noncanonical amino acids by genetic code expansion. The relatively new field of genetic code expansion enables…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Biochemistry, Science Laboratories, Genetics
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Limpanuparb, Taweetham; Kanithasevi, Siradanai; Lojanarungsiri, Maytouch; Pakwilaikiat, Puh – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
We discuss the use of a simple piece of equipment made of a 50 mL syringe attached to a 2 mL graduated pipet to demonstrate Boyle's law and Charles's law. A plot of the hydrostatic pressure against the reciprocal of the volume of the gas read from the equipment is linear as discussed in the paper and gives the atmospheric pressure at the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Science Laboratories, Laboratory Experiments
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Elliott, Leslie Atkins; Sippola, Elizabeth; Watkins, Jeffrey – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
In this article, we describe how the Gaussian Gun, a simple configuration of magnets and ball bearings, can be leveraged to connect ideas from physics to representations and ideas that are central to chemistry and challenging for students to learn. In particular, we show how the Gaussian Gun, an arrangement of ball bearings and magnets, models…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Physics, Magnets
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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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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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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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Raff, Lionel M.; Cannon, William R. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
For 26 years, it has been assumed by some that the thermodynamics of open-system biochemical reactions must be executed by performing Legendre transformations on the terms involving the species whose concentrations are being held fixed. In contrast, standard nontransformed thermodynamics applies to chemical processes. However, it has recently been…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, College Science, Scientific Concepts
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Gascon, Katherine N.; Weinstein, Steven J.; Antoniades, Michael G. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
The effect of surfactant adsorption on surface tension, as well as associated thermodynamic concepts are introduced in a laboratory experiment designed for undergraduate students. Using a reliable and accessible method, students measure the surface tension of aqueous solutions at different concentrations of sodium dodecyl sulfate. Students collect…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Thermodynamics, Scientific Concepts, Science Laboratories
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Croisant, Michael; Bretz, Stacey Lowery; Konkolewicz, Dominik – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
The ACS Guidelines for bachelor's degrees in chemistry call for the curriculum to include polymer chemistry principles and the synthesis of different classes of macromolecules. Organic chemistry can provide an important introduction to polymer chemistry principles, and photochemically induced radical polymerization is one method for generating…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Inquiry, Discovery Learning
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Saba, Shahrokh; Corozo-Morales, Ariel – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
A pedagogically useful undergraduate organic-chemistry-laboratory experiment has been developed that involves the synthesis of two structurally simple, achiral "O,O"- and "N,N"-acetal substrates with no stereocenters. The experiment introduces students to a "new" and more effective variant of classical acetal…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Organic Chemistry, Laboratory Experiments
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Ferraro, Giovanni; Fratini, Emiliano – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
A procedure for one-pot preparation and characterization of silver 1D nanostructures is described. The main advantages of this synthetic approach are the simplicity and reproducibility, where the size of the final product can be controlled just by changing the reaction time. This experiment is designed as a laboratory introduction to colloidal…
Descriptors: Color, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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