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Journal of Chemical Education

August 2014 Volume 91, Number 8

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Using Variation Theory with Metacognitive Monitoring to Develop Insights into How Students Learn from Molecular Visualizations

    Resa M. Kelly

    Molecular visualizations have been widely endorsed by many chemical educators as an efficient way to convey the dynamic and atomic-level details of chemistry events. Research indicates that... More

    pp. 1152-1161

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  2. Improving Students' Understanding of Molecular Structure through Broad-Based Use of Computer Models in the Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Lecture

    Michael T. Springer

    Several articles suggest how to incorporate computer models into the organic chemistry laboratory, but relatively few papers discuss how to incorporate these models broadly into the organic... More

    pp. 1162-1168

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  3. 3D Printed Molecules and Extended Solid Models for Teaching Symmetry and Point Groups

    Vincent F. Scalfani & Thomas P. Vaid

    Tangible models help students and researchers visualize chemical structures in three dimensions (3D). 3D printing offers a unique and straightforward approach to fabricate plastic 3D models of... More

    pp. 1174-1180

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  4. A Simple Educational Method for the Measurement of Liquid Binary Diffusivities

    Nicholas P. Rice, Martin P. de Beer & Mark E. Williamson

    A simple low-cost experiment has been developed for the measurement of the binary diffusion coefficients of liquid substances. The experiment is suitable for demonstrating molecular diffusion to... More

    pp. 1185-1190

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  5. PhET Interactive Simulations: Transformative Tools for Teaching Chemistry

    Emily B. Moore, Julia M. Chamberlain, Robert Parson & Katherine K. Perkins

    Developing fluency across symbolic-, macroscopic-, and particulate-level representations is central to learning chemistry. Within the chemistry education community, animations and simulations that ... More

    pp. 1191-1197

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  6. Use of a PhET Interactive Simulation in General Chemistry Laboratory: Models of the Hydrogen Atom

    Ted M. Clark & Julia M. Chamberlain

    An activity supporting the PhET interactive simulation, Models of the Hydrogen Atom, has been designed and used in the laboratory portion of a general chemistry course. This article describes the... More

    pp. 1198-1202

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  7. Simulated Analysis of Linear Reversible Enzyme Inhibition with SCILAB

    Manuel Antuch, Yaquelin Ramos & Rubén Álvarez

    SCILAB is a lesser-known program (than MATLAB) for numeric simulations and has the advantage of being free software. A challenging software-based activity to analyze the most common linear... More

    pp. 1203-1206

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  8. Dissociation of the Ethyl Radical: An Exercise in Computational Chemistry

    Nahal Nassabeh, Mark Tran & Patrick E. Fleming

    A set of exercises for use in a typical physical chemistry laboratory course are described, modeling the unimolecular dissociation of the ethyl radical to form ethylene and atomic hydrogen.... More

    pp. 1248-1253

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  9. 3D Printers Can Provide an Added Dimension for Teaching Structure-Energy Relationships

    David N. Blauch & Felix A. Carroll

    A 3D printer is used to prepare a variety of models representing potential energy as a function of two geometric coordinates. These models facilitate the teaching of structure-energy relationships ... More

    pp. 1254-1256

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  10. Summer Enrichment Programs to Foster Interest in STEM Education for Students with Blindness or Low Vision

    Cary A. Supalo, April A. Hill & Carleigh G. Larrick

    Hands-on science enrichment experiences can be limited for students with blindness or low vision (BLV). This manuscript describes recent hands-on summer enrichment programs held for BLV students.... More

    pp. 1257-1260

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