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Journal of Chemical Education

November 2012 Volume 89, Number 11

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Introductory Molecular Orbital Theory: An Honors General Chemistry Computational Lab as Implemented Using Three-Dimensional Modeling Software

    Kristie R. Ruddick, Abby L. Parrill & Richard L. Petersen

    In this study, a computational molecular orbital theory experiment was implemented in a first-semester honors general chemistry course. Students used the GAMESS (General Atomic and Molecular... More

    pp. 1358-1363

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  2. A Service-Learning Project in Chemistry: Environmental Monitoring of a Nature Preserve

    David C. Kammler, Triet M. Truong, Garrett VanNess & Audrey E. McGowin

    A collaborative environmental service-learning project was implemented between upper-level undergraduate science majors and graduate chemistry students at a large state school and first-year... More

    pp. 1384-1389

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  3. Up the Garden Path: A Chemical Trail through the Cambridge University Botanic Garden

    Gary M. Battle, Gwenda O. Kyd, Colin R. Groom, Frank H. Allen, Juliet Day & Timothy Upson

    The living world is a rich source of chemicals with many medicines, dyes, flavorings, and foodstuffs having their origins in compounds produced by plants. We describe a chemical trail through the... More

    pp. 1390-1394

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  4. Adaptive Instructional Aids for Teaching a Blind Student in a Nonmajors College Chemistry Course

    Debra Boyd-Kimball

    Adaptive tools and techniques for lecture instruction were developed for a blind student in a nonmajors college chemistry course. These adaptive instructional aids assisted the student in writing... More

    pp. 1395-1399

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  5. Applied Computational Chemistry for the Blind and Visually Impaired

    Henry B. Wedler, Sarah R. Cohen, Rebecca L. Davis, Jason G. Harrison, Matthew R. Siebert, Dan Willenbring, Christian S. Hamann, Jared T. Shaw & Dean J. Tantillo

    We describe accommodations that we have made to our applied computational-theoretical chemistry laboratory to provide access for blind and visually impaired students interested in independent... More

    pp. 1400-1404

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  6. On the Least-Squares Fitting of Slater-Type Orbitals with Gaussians: Reproduction of the STO-NG Fits Using Microsoft Excel and Maple

    Cory C. Pye & Colin J. Mercer

    The symbolic algebra program Maple and the spreadsheet Microsoft Excel were used in an attempt to reproduce the Gaussian fits to a Slater-type orbital, required to construct the popular STO-NG... More

    pp. 1405-1410

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  7. Using a Spreadsheet Scroll Bar to Solve Equilibrium Concentrations

    Andres Raviolo

    A simple, conceptual method is described for using the spreadsheet scroll bar to find the composition of a system at chemical equilibrium. Simulation of any kind of chemical equilibrium can be... More

    pp. 1411-1415

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