JCE 90.01—January 2013 Issue Highlights

Cover of the January 2013 Issue of the Journal of Chemical Education

Celebrating 90 Years as the Premier Chemical Education Journal

The January 2013 issue marks the start of the 90th volume of the Journal of Chemical Education.  This latest issue plus the content of all past volumes, 1 through 89, are available at .

January 2013 will be available as a sample issue for the entire year, so the full text of all articles can be accessed without a .

Cover: JCE Chemical Education Xchange Web site—

The cover images —the electrolysis of a silver nitrate solution to produce silver at the cathode—are from one of the now available at the JCE Chemical Education Xchange Web site (). ChemEd X aims to foster sharing of digital resources, information, and ideas among chemical educators. Details about the Journal’s new partner Web site are described by Jon L. Holmes in . In , Deanna M. Cullen encourages educators to use resources at ChemEd X and invites them to contribute materials. 


Zafra Lerman discusses in a commentary that was adapted from her award address for the 2010 George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education.


A number of articles in the issue focus on different aspects of teaching about orbitals:


by Adam R. Johnson.

by Adam Johannes Johansson. 

by Judith A. Halstead. 

Technology Reports

by Shane P. Tully, Thomas M. Stitt, Robert D. Caldwell, Brian J. Hardock, Robert M. Hanson, and Przemyslaw Maslak. 

by Raghunathan Ramakrishnan. 

Research on Inquiry in the Laboratory

A pair of chemical education research articles examine inquiry in chemistry laboratories:

by Haozhi Xu and Vicente Talanquer. 

by Haozhi Xu and Vicente Talanquer.  

Comprehensive Demonstration

This demonstration includes aspects of most of the topics discussed in a typical general chemistry course:  by Ryan D. Sweeder and Kathleen A. Jeffery.

In the Laboratory

There are many innovate laboratories in this issue, including:  by Nicholas J. Hill, Jessica M. Hoover, and Shannon S. Stahl 

In the News

The destructive potential of one of nature’s most destructive forces, the hurricane, is compared to one of human’s most destructive devices, an atomic bomb:  by Earl F. Pearson.


You will find the articles mentioned above, and many more, in the . Articles that are edited and published online ahead of print () are also available.