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Saitta, Erin K. H.; Gittings, Michael J.; Geiger, Cherie – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
Dimensional analysis is traditionally one of the first topics covered in a general chemistry course. Chemists use dimensional analysis as a tool to keep track of units and guide them through calculations. Although unit conversions are taught in a variety of subjects over several grade levels, many students have not mastered this topic by the time…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Evaluation Methods, Science Education, Active Learning
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Duis, Jennifer M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
An exploratory study was conducted with 23 organic chemistry educators to discover what general chemistry concepts they typically review, the concepts they believe are fundamental to introductory organic chemistry, the topics students find most difficult in the subject, and the misconceptions they observe in undergraduate organic chemistry…
Descriptors: Fundamental Concepts, Organic Chemistry, Misconceptions, Higher Education
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Martin, Christopher B.; Schmidt, Monica; Soniat, Michael – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
A survey was conducted of four-year institutions that teach undergraduate organic chemistry laboratories in the United States. The data include results from over 130 schools, describes the current practices at these institutions, and discusses the statistical results such as the scale of the laboratories performed, the chemical techniques applied,…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Laboratory Equipment, Undergraduate Students, Science Education
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Lindmark, Alan F. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2010
Teaching the VSEPR (valence shell electron-pair repulsion) model can be a tedious process. Traditionally, Lewis structures are drawn and the number of "electron clouds" (groups) around the central atom are counted and related to the standard VSEPR table of possible geometries. A simpler method to deduce the VSEPR structure without first drawing…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Inorganic Chemistry, Lecture Method, Science Education
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Kimbrough, Doris Renate; Jensen, Anna Chick – Journal of Chemical Education, 2010
An introduction to the chemistry of the triazine compound, melamine, is presented as well as a brief discussion of the health impacts on humans and pets when melamine contaminates milk products and pet food. Melamine has repeatedly been in the news, and its topical nature provides an excellent springboard for applications of a variety of chemical…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Scientific Concepts, Science Education, High Schools
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Loyson, Peter – Journal of Chemical Education, 2010
This article describes the use of Latin-derived words and terms used in chemistry, and explores the meaning of these words, so as to lead to a better understanding of these words, so commonly used in the teaching of chemistry. As the article shows, there are many such words, and with some elementary knowledge, a greater meaning is given to these…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Science Education, Vocabulary Development, Latin
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Gil, Victor M. S.; Paiva, Joao Carlos – Journal of Chemical Education, 2010
Any student is expected to know that correct prediction is a necessary, but not a sufficient, condition any theory must meet to be acceptable. However, an eventual weakening of reflective and critical attitudes when dealing with "whats" and "whys" in science learning can easily lead to an identification of the predictive…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Models, Prediction, Chemistry
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Moore, John W. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2007
David W. Galenson, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, has used quantitative tools to describe whether teaching is an art or a science. Galenson's work has indicated that scientific methods can help in improving teaching.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching (Occupation), Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Ball, David B. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2006
An experiment is developed that requires the use of the NMR spectrometer via a NOESY1D experiment to determine the diastereoselectivity in the reduction of alpha-methylbenzoin with various reducing agents. Students must synthesize racemic alpha-hydroxyketones, perform reductions under chelating and non-chelating conditions, and quantitatively…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Laboratory Experiments, Science Experiments, Higher Education
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Ramos, Maria Joao; Fernandes, Pedro Alexandrino – Journal of Chemical Education, 2005
We report on a computational chemistry course for undergraduate students that successfully incorporated a research project on the design of new contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging and shift reagents for in vivo NMR. Course outcomes were positive: students were quite motivated during the whole year--they learned what was required of…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Action Research, Chemistry, Science Education
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Nicaise, Olivier J. C.; Ostrom, Kyle F.; Dalke, Brent J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2005
An experiment is described that introduces students to the concept of temperature-dependent stability of the tetrahedral intermediate in an acyl-transfer reaction. The process involves the determination of the structure of an alpha-ketoester and its corresponding remarkably stable enol ester to suggest a mechanism for the formation of the products.
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Undergraduate Study, Higher Education, College Science
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Puignou, L.; Llaurado, M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2005
An experimental exercise on analytical proficiency studies in collaborative trials is proposed. This practical provides students in advanced undergraduate courses in chemistry, pharmacy, and biochemistry, with the opportunity to improve their quality assurance skills. It involves an environmental analysis, determining the concentration of a…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biochemistry
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Bopegedera, A. M. R. P. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2005
This paper describes the author's experience of designing and teaching an interdisciplinary course titled "Light", in collaboration with a visual artist. The goals of the course, texts used, laboratory work, art studio work, and other course activities are discussed with an emphasis on how light was used as a theme to make connections between…
Descriptors: Lighting, Chemistry, Science Education, Art Education
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Economou, A.; Tzanavaras, P. D.; Themelis, D. G. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2005
The sequential-injection analysis (SIA) is an approach to sample handling that enables the automation of manual wet-chemistry procedures in a rapid, precise and efficient manner. The experiments using SIA fits well in the course of Instrumental Chemical Analysis and especially in the section of Automatic Methods of analysis provided by chemistry…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Higher Education, College Science, Laboratory Procedures
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Heinson, C. D.; Williams, J. M.; Tinnerman, W. N.; Malloy, T. B. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2005
The role of ethanol O-d in nullifying the deuterolysis may be demonstrated by determining that transesterification of methyl acetoacetate of the ethyl ester occurs as well as deuterium exchange of the five acetoacetate hydrogens. The significant acidity of the methylene protons in the acetoacetate group, the efficacy of base catalysis, the role of…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Experiments, Undergraduate Study, Spectroscopy
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