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The Chemical Educator

ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Extraction and Quantification of Insecticides From Bananas Using a QuEChERS-GC-NPD Method
Lidia María Ravelo-Pérez—1
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Free Radical Generation and Inhibition With Luminol and Ascorbic Acid (AA)
Charles F. Saladino*, and Adaline Predmore—6
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Utilizing Smart Devices as Eductional Tools to Study First Order Substitution Reactions of tert-butyl Halides in the Classroom Setting
Emily R. Vogel, Maureen E. Smith, Douglas S. Masterson*—11
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Combining FTIR Spectroscopy and the Vernier Gas Chromatograph: Analysis of a Binary Mixture
Logan A. Schmitz, Kimberly A. Gerling, Joseph M. Fritsch, David B. Green*—14
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Kinetic Study of Catalytic Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide by Aqueous Fe3+ Ion ― A Green Chemistry Approach
Mala Das Sharma* and M. Karuna—18
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Stimulating the Imagination: A Green Tech, Deep Ocean Retrieval System
Cody Moncrief, Eric Haas, Elizabeth A Atkinson, Donna F Law, Brett Little, Chelsie D Northcutt, Ryndell Langford, Hilary F Lee, Gregory A Jackson, Jenna L Lippincott, Nicholas Fight, and Thomas Manning*—22
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Less Cookbook and More Research! Synthetic Efforts Toward JBIR-94 and JBIR-125: a Student-Designed Research Project in a Sophomore Organic Chemistry Lab
Michael A. Christiansen,* Cathy L. Crawford, Chad D. Mangum—28
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An Adiabatic Expansion Experiment Done On A Budget
Jason Hofstein*, Michael Perry, and Daniel McCabe—34
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Simple Colligative Properties Laboratory Experiment
David K. Dalby—39
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An Experiment Utilizing Corrosion of Aluminum to Illustrate a Contracting Volume Rate Law
Thomas B. Sobyra and James E. House*—45
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US-Africa Collaboration in a Chemical Education Project Involving Analysis of AmaranthusGrain Oil from Selected Agro-Ecological Zones in Kenya
Joseph K. Rugutt*, Kevin Otieno Okoth, Ruth N. Wanjau, Nicholas K. Gikonyo, Alex Machocho, Kipgeno J. Rugutt, KristinaY. Rykhlya, Keil B. Harris, Katie R. Wilson, and Joel Koech—50
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Synthesis and Analysis of Aspirin in Three Hours: Protocol Optimization and TLC/HPLC Analyses Result in Improved High School/Non-Science Major Student Success
Christa A. Currie—55
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Square Wave Anodic Stripping Voltammetry Analysis of Arsenic Using Solid Gold and Silver Electrode
Corrie Spradlin, Phuong Khanh Quoc Nguyen and Suzanne Lunsford*—58
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Microwave Assisted Depolymerization of Post Consumer PET Waste Using Phase Transfer Catalysts
T. Jaba Priya, Subramee Sarkar , G. Shamili and R.Wilfred Sugumar*—61
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Integrating Chemical Information Skills in a Problem-Based Second Semester Organic Chemistry Laboratory toward the Synthesis of Adipic Acid
Ryan E. Denton* and Eric A. Snajdr—64
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Presumptive and Confirmatory Tests using Analogs of Illicit Drugs: An Undergraduate Instrumental Methods Exercise
Benjamin D. Rouse, Rebecca L. Schneider, and Eugene T. Smith*—70
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Nobel Prize for MRI Imaging Denied to Raymond V. Damadian a Decade Ago
George Kauffman*—73
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A Quantitative Analytical Chemistry Research-based Experiment Involving Comparative Analysis of Amaranth Grain Oils Extracted from Embu and Meru Districts in Kenya
Joseph K. Rugutt*, Kevin Otieno Okoth, Ruth N. Wanjau, Nicholas K. Gikonyo, Alex Machocho, Kipgeno J. Rugutt, Millie Chepkemoi Obel, and Erick Mibei—91
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An Automated Titrator Based on a Microcontroller: an Interfacing Exercise for Advanced Analytical Chemistry Students
Gary A. Mabbott—96
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Chemistry and the International Year of Light
Sameen Ahmed Khan—102
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A Sublimation Experiment with Unknowns
Kate J. Graham*, Abdimahad S. Nur and Chris P. Schaller—104
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Karl Karlovich Klaus (1796–1864) and the Discovery of Ruthenium
George B. Kauffman,*James L. Marshall, and Virginia R. Marshall—106
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Frederick Sanger (1918–2013), Founder of Genomics and the Only Two-Time Nobel Chemistry Laureate: An Obituary-Tribute
George B. Kauffman*and Jean-Pierre Adloff—116
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Buret Experiment to Explore Correlations between Physical and Chemical Properties of Alcohols and Salt Solutions
Rachel T Mikula, Aaron T Calvin, Willis W Brown, Stephen I Edwards, Bianca S Farley, Haley A Franklin, Rebekah E Graham, Jermila S Ingram, TysheonMcGreggor, Andrew J Mock, Alesia Nicole Neloms, Chelsie D Northcutt, Mehulkumar P Patel, Rachel L Robertson, Frankie A Stackhouse, Gregory R Anzalone, Pamela L Brown, Andrew V DeLong, Anthony J Fino, Alexis B Garza, Ashley G Humphries, Brittany S Larcart, James C Lord, Chandler B Massey, Tyler L Peterson, Michael J Reaves, Jeffrey M Roland, Keyanna M Seville, Thomas Manning*, Aurora Pérez Gramatges—125
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Greening the Inorganic Lab: Combining Microwaves and Phase Transfer Catalysis for the Rapid Synthesis of Group VI Carbonyl Complexes
Kurt R. Birdwhistell*, Kathryn J. Conroy, and Brian E. Schulz—133
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Student-Centered, Guided Inquiry Physical Science: A Novel Approach to Modeling Authentic Science for Pre-Service Teachers
Jeff S. Piquette*—138
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Signal to Noise Ratios Verses Cold Fusion Student Led Experiment with High Voltage, High Frequency Discharge
Aaron Calvin, Thomas Manning*, Russ Goddard, JimHappell—144
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An Automatic Grading System For a Laboratory Experiment Class: Kinetic Determination of Furfural as a Parameter of Food Quality
María Isabel Rodríguez-Cáceres†,Nielene Mora-Diez†,María P. Godoy-Caballero†, David Muñoz de la Peña‡, David González Gómez§ and Arsenio Muñoz de la Peña*,†—148
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An Alternative Approach to Titrating Fe2+(aq) in Dietary Supplement Tablets Using Electrolytically Produced Ce4+(aq)
Huirui Washington, Christopher Scanlon, Samuel Melaku, James O. Schreck, and Rajeev B. Dabke*—153
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Microwave Synthesis of Chromium(III) Complexes with Acetylacetonate and Ethylenediamine Ligands
Joel A. Dopke*, Nancy Carter Dopke*, and Jared Kilpatrick—157
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The Effect of a Few Key Parameters on the Instrumental Analysis of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAME) in Biodiesel by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
Wes E. Steiner* and Kelsey A. Morrison —160
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Games, Games, Games; Playing to Engage with Chemistry Concepts
Michael J. Samide and Anne M. Wilson—167
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Isolation, Characterization and Utilization of Horseradish Peroxidase:  A Multiweek Undergraduate Biochemistry Laboratory
Kathryn Mansfield Matera—171
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A Breadboard Filter Photometer/Fluorometer that Illustrates the Effects of Spectral Bandpass on Calibration Curves While Measuring Free-Chlorine in Tap Water and Quinine in Tonic Water
Tyler Tommey, Dustin Wagner, John Shaw Jr., and Michael K. Bellamy*—175
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Use of WolframAlpha in Equilibrium Calculations
David A. Cleary—182
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An Inquiry Study into the Acylation Reaction Requirements for the Organic Chemistry Laboratory: Customizing the Synthesis of Aspirin
Fernanda M. Burke* and Drashti Patel—187
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The Crisis of Water Contamination Containing Lead and Detection of Heavy Metals by Square Wave Anodic Stripping Voltammetry
Corrie Spradlin, Mary Sullivan, Phuong Khanh Quoc Nguyen, and Suzanne Lunsford*—194
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Using Microprocessor Based Laboratories to Enhance Chemistry Lectures
David P. Schuster—198
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Nuclear Chemistry Under Western New York: A Lesson for General Chemistry
Dominic L. Ventura* and Angela D. Poblocki—205
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Exploring Pioneer Women in Chemistry: Discoveries Amid Conflicts in a Study Abroad Course
Janis H. White, Valencia Browning Keen, and Rick C. White*—210
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Some Examples of Redox Back Titrations
Tadeusz Michałowski* Agustin Garcia Asuero, Maja Ponikvar-Svet, Anna Maria Michałowska-Kaczmarczyk, Sławomir Wybraniec—217
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Raman Spectroscopy of Allotropes of Carbon: An Undergraduate Laboratory
William Livernois, Christopher M. Crittenden, J. Brett Kimbrell, Farooq A. Khan, Anne C. Gaquere-Parker, and Douglas A. Stuart*—223
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Teaching Quantum Numbers Using Candy: An Activity for a General Chemistry Course
Kelly M. Elkins—229
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Are Slaters Rules the Best Approach for Calculating Effective Nuclear Charge for Undergraduates?
Preston Moore and Edward R. Birnbaum*—232
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“Available Chlorine” In Household Bleaches by Using a New and Easy Spectrophotometric Method
Florencia Caucino, Ruth Calderón, Gimena Montes Spinsanti, and Andrés Ciolino*—236
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Investigation of 1H NMR Chemical Shift in Various Systems: A Set of Advanced 1D 1H NMR Undergraduate Laboratory Projects
Laurie A. Witucki, William R. Winchester and Shannon M. Biros*—241
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Fluorous Solvents for Slow Chlorination and Bromination of Alcohols
Elisabeth Rukmini Goei, Susan Sonchik Marine*, Richard T. Taylor, Angela French, Amanda E. Stewart*—247
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Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845–1923) at the University of Strasbourg: A Retrospective View for the 2014 International Year of Crystallography
Jean-Pierre Adloff and George B. Kauffman*—252
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Living Polymerization
Ajay Kumar—257
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An Introductory Physical Properties Laboratory Utilizing Materials Used in Jewelry-Making
Christine H. Jaworek-Lopes*, Naomi Lev, and Analice H. Sowell—261
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Determination of Moisture Content of Over the Counter Pharmaceuticals and Dried Powdered Food Products Using Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration: A Summer Undergraduate Research Experience at Historically Black College and University
Sayo O. Fakayode*, Cameron Abel, David A. Pollard—264
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Discussions of Chemistry in Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island
James E. House*—269
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Synthesis of Organic Semiconductor Backbone Using a Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling
Juha P. Heiskanen*—275
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A Multivariable Enzymatic Resolution Laboratory Experiment
Edward J. McIntee*, Betsy J. Hutchinson and Kate J. Graham—276
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Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopic Determination of Iron in Breakfast Cereals: A Validated Experiment for the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
Ali Bazzi*, Judith Bazzi, Yiwei Deng, and Marwa Ayyash—283
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A “One-Pot” Synthesis of Blattellaquinone
Brian E. Love* and Brian C. Duffy—287
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Stephanie L. Kwolek, Inventor of Kevlar, Dies at 90
George B. Kauffman*—289
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Undergraduate Research Experiences During January Academic Sessions
Neil L. Heckman* and Moses K. Dogbevias—296
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Microwaving Metals: Inserting Metals into Porphyrin Ligands using Microwave Methods
Anne M. Arnold, Douglas J. Kwak, L. Elise Löfgren, Brittany M. Walters, Ashley L. Wilt, Selamawit A. Woldemeskel, and Edward P. Zovinka*—299
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A 45MHz NMR Spectrometer as a Cost-Effective Option in Chemistry Teaching Labs
Suzanne Carpenter* and Richard Wallace—302
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Lightning in a Bottle: Measuring NOx Formed by Electrical Discharge in an Inquiry-Based General Chemistry Laboratory Experiment
Kurt Winkelmann*, Monica H. Baloga, and Alfred Menendez—305
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A Low-Cost Method for Measuring the Permeability of a Pharmaceutical Drug in a Diffusion Cell
Megan Kitson, Heather Sheppard, , Nicola M. Howarth*, and Arno Kraft*—310
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Prediction and Modeling of Molecular Structure:An Exercise in Levels of Modeling for Students in General Chemistry
Michael W. Ducey* and David R. Myers*—314
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Nobel Prizes During World War I (1914–1918), Part 1: Theodore W. Richard
George B. Kauffman*and Jean-Pierre Adloff—319
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Hammett and Taft Equations are Tools for Identifying the Rate-Determining Step of a Multi-Step Reaction: A One Hour Class-Room Lecture to Graduate Students
Rachuru Sanjeev, Vandanapu Jagannadham*, Adam A Skelton and Rachuru Veda Vrath—327
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Photolysis of a Cyclic Carbonate Ester and a Cyclic Sulfite Ester: Radical Intermediates and Ionic Intermediates in an Advanced Laboratory Experiment
Benny E. Arney, Jr.*, Jacob Perry, Nathan Thompson and Rick C. White*—330
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Simultaneous Introduction of the Henderson-Hasselbalch Equation and Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer: An Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment
Anwesha Jana, Debarati Roy Chowdhury, Archana Singh*, and Amit Paul*—333
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Analysis of Arsenic Concentration in Food Utilizing Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
Wendy Lynn Burns—338
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Biodiesel Synthesis, Viscosity, and Quality Control for an Introductory Chemistry Lab
Kenneth A. Walz*, Stephanie Britton, Jessica Crain, Katie Cadwell, Adam Hoffman and Paul Morschauser—342
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A “Green” Approach to Synthesis of trans-4-Methoxycinnamic acid in the Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory
Kristopher J. Keuseman* and Nicole C. Morrow—347
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Measuring Ibuprofen Quantities in Expired Over-the-Counter Tablets using HPLC and UV-VIS
Dan Y. Dong and Gordon G. Brown*—351
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Polyeugenol Modified Electrode For Selective Determination of Neurotransmitter Catechol in the Presence of Ascorbic Acid on Different Working Electrodes
Corrie Spradlin, Mary Sullivan, Stamatina Tolias, and Suzanne Lunsford*—354
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Investigation of the Mechanism of the Diet Soda Geyser Reaction
David E. Gardner, Bhargav R. Patel, Vicktoria K. Hernandez, Duncan Clark, Scott Sorensen, Kyle Lester, Yvette Solis, Dan Tapster, Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, and Albert D. Dukes, III*—358
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Analysis of Nitroaromatic Explosives by High Performance Liquid Chromatography: A Laboratory Exercise for Quantitative Analysis
Darcey G. Wayment* and Glenn V. Lo—363
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Guided Inquiry Learning to Teach Undergraduates Computational Aspects of Antibiotics
Andrew V DeLong; Jared C Harris; Brittany S Larcart; Chandler B Massey; Chelsie D Northcutt; Somuayiro N Nwokike; Oscar A Otieno; Harsh M Patel; Mehulkumar P Patel; Eugene I Rowell; Brandon M Rush; Marc-Edwin G Saint-Louis; Amy M Vardeman; Felicia N Woods; Pratik Pravin Patel; Giso Abadi, Thomas J. Manning*—367
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Nobel Prizes During World War I (1914–1918), Part 2: Max von Laue (1879–1960)
George B. Kauffman*and Jean-Pierre Adloff—369
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Reducing Heavy Metal Waste in Potentiometric Exercises in the General Chemistry Laboratory
Frazier Nyasulu*, Jenna Silverman, Brandon Allman, Rebecca Barlag, Phyllis Arthasery and Lauren McMills—379
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Pressure-induced Ionization of Hydrogen: A Computational Project
Jonathan Hunt, James Martin, Vanessa Rosing, Josh Winner and Henry E. Montgomery, Jr.*—384
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Nobel Prizes During World War I (1914–1918), Part 3: Richard Martin Willstätter (1872–1942)
George B. Kauffman*and Jean-Pierre Adloff—390
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