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The Chemical Educator

ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

Table of Contents Vol. 18 Pages 1-337

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The Competitive Reaction of Nucleophiles in the Butanol Series Revisited
Nabyl Merbouh*, Paul R. C. Saunders, Greg Gaube, Colin Zhang, and Andrew R. Lewis*—1
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Carl Runge and the Periodic Table
Fathi Habashi*and Valery Tsimmerman—6
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The Centenary of the Maillard Reaction
George B. Kauffman*and Jean-Pierre Adloff—9
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The Solubility of Ferrocene: An Experiment involving Synthesis, Instrumental Analysis, and Physical Properties
Kristen M. Roberts, Sarah E. Cotner, Thomas C. Schultz, Rebecca A. Roesner, and James E. House*—18
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Fluorescence Quenching by Resonant Energy Transfer
Bradly B. Baer, Kenneth A. Martin, and Allan M. Nishimura*—21
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Determining the Solubility Product of Silver Acetate and Verifying the Common-Ion Effect – A General Chemistry Experiment
Marina Teixeira Laranjo and Suzana Trindade Amaral*—24
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A Visual Model for Simplifying and Understanding Molar Solubility and Ksp Calculations for Sparingly Soluble Salts in a General Chemistry Setting
Sarah Hopkins, Elizabeth Palmieri, and Charles D. Norris*—28
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A Simple Reflux Assembly Modification For Use In Vapor-Liquid Phase Equilibrium Experiments
Guangnan Ou* and Biyan He—31
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Interrelating Conjugation, Aromaticity, and the Acid-Base Chemistry of Aromatics via a Computational Question-Driven Exercise
Priscilla Bryant, Todd Davis*, and Robert W. Holman*—33
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An Educational Model for Introducing Acid-Base Chemistry and Calculations in a Visually Affirmative Fashion in a General Chemistry Setting
Sarah Hopkins, Elizabeth Palmieri, Kyle Williams, and Charles D. Norris*—35
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A Single General Formula for Pure Hydrocarbons
Edward W. Pitzer —38
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US-Africa Collaboration in Guided Inquiry Synthesis and Characterization of the “Frustrated” Amino Acid-Based Calixarene Molecules
Joseph K. Rugutt*, Kipgeno J. Rugutt, Michelle K. Johnson, Julius Koske, Denis Chirchir, Gilbert Cheruiyot, Joel Koech, Erick Mibei, Millie Chepkemoi Obel, Joseph Choge, Christine Chemutai Bii, and Ronald Rop—42
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Historic Development of Green Chemistry
Ajay Kumar—50
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Iodine as a Probe for Demonstrating Solvatochromism
Sara M. Costello, Thomas B. Sobyra, and James E. House*—54
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Determination of Copper in Vitamin Tablets with Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
Ali Bazzi*, Yiwei Deng, and Judith Bazzi—57
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Liquid-Vapor Equilibrium of a Binary Solution and Gas Chromatography: An Experiment for General Chemistry Laboratory
Bidhya Kunwar, Deb Mlsna, Shawna Tazik and Todd Mlsna*—61
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Physical Chemistry Laboratory Experiment: The Study of Silver Nanoparticles Influence on the Fluorescent Properties of Ruthenium(II) Tris(bipyridine) Chloride
Timothy R. Brewer* and Michael Zielinski—66
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A Guided Inquiry Determination of Acetic Acid in White Distilled Commercial Vinegar(Currently unavailable)
Joseph K. Rugutt*, Jennifer L. Langston, Michelle K. Johnson, Coy R. Guffey,Alexandria L. Cook, and Lindsey R. Ewen—71
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Online Homework and Student Success in Preparatory Chemistry
David Saiki* and Andreas Gebauer—74
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Determination of Dissociation Constants of Weak Acids and Bases Using Indicators
Saptarshi Ghosh and Nitin Chattopadhyay*—80
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Decompostion of Hydrogen Peroxide
Fulgentius N. Lugemwa—85
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Optical Rotation Measurement with a Novel Polarimeter
John C. O’C. Young—88
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Solvent-Free Pyridine-Free Peracetylation of Glucose: An Organic Chemistry Experiment
Li Cai*, Christopher Rufty—96
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Solvent Effects on Electronic Absorption: Positive and Negative Solvatochromism
Sarah J. Schmidtke Sobeck—99
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Anion-Exchange Separation and Complexometric Titrations: An Analytical Chemistry Experiment
William R. Furlong and Ramee Indralingam*—104
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Identification of Unknown Proteins Using Three Forms of Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis: A Laboratory Experiment
Rosa V. Flores* and Sherla Centeno—107
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Tamiflu: An Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory in Multi-Step Synthesis
Stephen R Sieck—110
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Adding Value to Organic Chemistry Curriculum by Infusing Guided Inquiry Nanoscience Experiments
Joseph K. Rugutt*, Alexandra E. Graham, and Chulapol Thanomsing, Katie R. Wilson, Keil B. Harris, Kristina Y. Rykhlya, Tae-Wan Park, and Kipgeno J. Rugutt—116
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Using Probability to Teach Chemical Equilibrium
Igor Novak—121
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Electrodeposition of Poly-P-Phenylene Conducting Polymer onto Different Electrodes (Platinum, Carbon and Gold) and Longevity Studies
Miyong Hughes, Beth Muir and Suzanne K. Lunsford*—123
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Guided Inquiry: The Determination of the Reaction Rates of Potassium Iodate and Sodium Sulfite
Joseph K. Rugutt*, Michelle K. Johnson, Jennifer L. Langston, Coy R. Guffey, Alexandria L. Cook, and Lindsey R. Ewen—126
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Forensic Ink Analysis Using Thin-layer Chromatography Coupled With Colorimetry and Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy - An Undergraduate Instrumental Analysis Experiment
Jennifer L. Beard, and Fei Yan*—131
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Implementation of a Computer-Aided Learning Toolbox for Establishing an Instrumental Analysis Calibration and the Quality Parameters of an Analytical Chemistry Method
D. González-Gómez*, A. Gallego Picó, A. Muñoz de la Peña, J. S. Jeong—136
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The Solvent-less Hydrogenation of Unsaturated Esters using 0.5%Pd/Al(O)OH as a Catalyst
Derek Fry and Kenneth O’Connor*—144
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A Kinetic Study of the Dehydration of Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate
Andrew L. Sonnenberger and James E. House*—147
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Study of the Poly-(P-Phenylene) Films Grown Electrochemically and Analyzed by FT-IR, Raman Spectroscopy and Scanning Electron Microscopy; An Undergraduate Laboratory Experience
Miyong Hughes, Beth Muir, Alfons Schulte, and Suzanne K. Lunsford*—152
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Synthesis of Celecoxib in the Undergraduate Organic Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry Laboratories; Conventional vs. Microwave Heating
Marko Anderluh—155
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A Novel Lab Experiment for Introductory Thermodynamics – “Water Heater Challenge”
Kevin A. Pyatt—159
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Excitation-Emission Fluorescence Spectroscopic Analysis in the Presence of Interferents: A Laboratory Experiment Integrating Analytical Chemistry and Advanced Data Processing
Valeria Boeris, Miguel A. Cabezón and Alejandro C. Olivieri*—165
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A Case Study Exploring How Graduate Students Instruct Inquiry-Based Labs
Kimberly J. Smith* and Patricia A. Metz—173
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Louis C. W. Baker (1921–2003), A Personal Tribute from His Wife, Grateful Students, and Colleagues on the 10th Anniversary of His Death
George B. Kauffman* and Violet E. S. Baker—179
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Construction and Demonstration of a Low-Cost Educational Transient Absorption Spectrometer
Felix Vietmeyer*and Masaru Kuno—196
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True Melting Point Determination
John C. O’C. Young—203
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Ivano Bertini (1940–2012), Biological Inorganic Chemistry Pioneer, An Obituary-Tribute
Harry B. Gray, Lucia Banci, Claudio Luchinat, Paola Turano, and George B. Kauffman*—209
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Using Astronomy to Teach Chemistry
Dominic L. Ventura* and Rachel S. Ventura—224
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François Jacob (1920–2013), the Last Survivor of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Laureates, Dies at Age 92
George B. Kauffman* and Jean-Pierre Adloff—227
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Metal Ion Identification and Estimation using the Water Absorbent Polymer Polyacrylate
Ling Zhou and Neil D. Danielson*—233
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Reduction of Greenhouse Effect of Industrial Gas Emissions: a Simple Demonstration of Post-Combustion CO2 Capture and Storage
Odette Esam, and Aleksey Vasiliev*—238
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Jerome Karle (1918–2013), Pioneer Crystallographer and 1985 Nobel Chemistry Laureate, Dies at Age 94
George B. Kauffman* and Jean-Pierre Adloff—242
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Using iPads in the Chemistry Classroom: Focusing on Paperless Education and Identification and Directed use of Pedagogically DirectedApplications
Jason D. Hofstein*, Lucas Tucker, Kenneth Swarner, Daniel Moriarty, LinsayTegas, Nick DeMarte, and Nicole Adiletta—248
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An Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory Experiment: The Use of Thin Layer Chromatography to Monitor the Hydrogenation of Unsaturated Esters
Kenneth O’Connor—255
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Demonstrating Rational Drug Design using Free Docking Software
Elizabeth A. Bartholomew, Stephen J. Savioli, Maya M. West, Brent D. Feske, Mitch H. Weiland and Clifford W. Padgett*—259
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Cyclic Voltammetry of Cytochrome c as an Undergraduate Laboratory Exercise
Kevin R. Hoke* and Madison R. Chandler —262
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Determination of Artificial Dyes in Mountain Dew Products
Jason Hofstein*, Michael Murphy, Nikolas Zagarella, Kevin Rhoads, Cynthia Woodbridge, and Robert Williams—269
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Continued Linear Growth of Organic Chemistry Textbooks
Steven C. Farmer—273
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A Chemically Intuitive Procedure for Drawing Lewis Structures
Yimin Zhu—275
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An Understandable Explanation of the Ground State Electron Configurations of the First-row Transition Metals for Undergraduate Students: An Exercise in Critical Thinking and Analysis
J. Dominic Smith—279
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Helping Students Visualize the Electrolysis of Water by Using Acid-Base Indicators to Create Colorful Designs
Rajeev B. Dabke*, James O. Schreck, Jacqueline McGuire, Eunhye Claire Cho—287
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An Undergraduate Research-based Organic Chemistry Lab Project on Guided Inquiry Green Synthesis of Novel Crystalline Diels-Alder Monomers for Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization (ROMP)
Joseph K. Rugutt*, Travis L. Pohl, Benton G. Grills, Taewan Park, Chulapol Thanomsing, Nicole Christian, Kipngeno J. Rugutt, Joel Koech, Millie Chepkemoi Obel, Gilbert Cheruiyot, Denis Chirchir, and Ronald Rop—290
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Infusing the Undergraduate Curriculum with Medicinal Chemistry Techniques Using Real-World Examples Involving Bioassay-Directed Synthesis of Chalcone-based Citrus Fruit Bioregulators
Joseph K. Rugutt*, Travis L. Pohl, Benton G. Grills, Taewan Park, Chulapol Thanomsing, Christine Chemutai Bii, Kipngeno J. Rugutt, Joel Koech, Britteny Duru, Leyla Gil, and Grecia Leslie—295
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Determination of the Empirical Formula of Zinc Bromide Using Microwave Technology: A Simple Experiment for the Undergraduate General Chemistry Laboratory
David J. Foreman and Javier E. Horta*—302
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Alfred Werner and Coordination Chemistry: A Century after His Nobel Prize
George B. Kauffman—304
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Teaching Atomic Theory Using Photoelectron Spectroscopy Data
Joseph M. Bergman, Sarah B. Boesdorfer, Jeffrey S. Carver, Frackson Mumba, and William J. F. Hunter*—314
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The Instrumental Analysis of Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylenes (BTEX) in Gasoline by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
Wes E. Steiner*, Kelsey A. Morrison, and Fredrick L. Joslin—319
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Henry Moseley (1887–1915): A Brilliant Short-Lived Scientist
George B. Kauffman*and Jean-Pierre Adloff—327
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Paul Walden (1863–1957): A Retrospective View on the Sesquicentennial of His Birth
George B. Kauffman*and Jean-Pierre Adloff—333
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