JCE 90.12—December 2013 Issue Highlights

Journal of Chemical Education December 2013 Cover

Changing the Landscape of Chemical Education

The December 2013 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is available to subscribers. This issue of JCE plus the content of all past issues, volumes 1 through 90, are to subscribers.


Norbert Pienta takes stock at the end of the 90th volume of JCE in , reaffirming JCE’s mission and philosophy: to provide high-quality content for our readers and a publishing venue for chemical educators.

Chemistry: It’s Elemental

Cover: Bismuth Crystals

In , Gianna Alemán Milán, Brian Millier, Andrew Ritchie, Craig Bryan, Sarah Vinette, Bjorn Wielens, and Mary Anne White describe a laboratory experiment introducing students to solid-state and materials science. The experiment illustrates long-range translational order, crystal growth, and the macroscopic manifestations of that order. This is visually demonstrated through the novel preparation and characterization of large, well-formed bismuth crystals.

Additional Elemental Lab

by Damian W. Laird and David J. Henry

Discussions about Elements

by Elena Ghibaudi, Alberto Regis, and Ezio Roletto

by Hélio Elael Bonini Viana and Paulo Alves Porto

by René E. Vernon

Celebrating the Work of Loretta Jones

Award Address

by Loretta L. Jones

Current Research by Loretta Jones

by James R. MacArthur and Loretta Jones

Chemical Education Research

by David Wren and Jack Barbera

by Jan C. Hadenfeldt, Sascha Bernholt, Xiufeng Liu, Knut Neumann, and Ilka Parchmann


by João Carlos Paiva, Carla Morais, and Luciano Moreira

by Reuben Hudson

by Michael W. Burand and O. Maduka Ogba

Chemistry in Health & Medicine

by Andriana R. Surleva and Gabi Drochioiu

by Emily Garcia Sega and Jewyl Clarke

by Mazen L. Hamad

Additional Introductory Labs

by Zeynep Eslek and Aysen Tulpar

by Zeynep Eslek and Aysen Tulpar

Resources for Teaching

by Nicola J. Burrmann and John W. Moore

by Deon T. Miles

by Antonio A. Moya

by Stephanie Brouet, Melissa Cichowicz, Henry V. Jakubowski, and Laura S. Zapanta

by Paul G. Jasien

In the Archives: Chemistry & Art

This issue includes 
by Gary Wells and Michael Haaf. Using art as a venue to teach chemistry is also the theme of these articles from past issues:

(from 2001 and earlier) by  Erica K. Jacobsen

by Kimberly A. Duncan, Chris Johnson, Kyle McElhinny, Steve Ng, Katie D. Cadwell, Greta M. Zenner Petersen, Angela Johnson, Dana Horoszewski, Ken Gentry, George Lisensky, and Wendy C. Crone

by Delana A. Nivens, Clifford W. Padgett, Jeffery M. Chase, Katie J. Verges, and Deborah S. Jamieson

by Gregory D. Smith, Elizabeth Nunan, Claire Walker, and Dan Kushel

by Katharine J. Harmon, Lisa M. Miller, and Julie T. Millard

by Erich S. Uffelman

by C. Kafetzopoulos, N. Spyrellis, and A. Lymperopoulou-Karaliota

It’s a Jolly Holiday with 90 Years of Chemistry

This issue marks 90 years of providing useful materials for chemical educators. We wish you a happy holiday season filled with opportunities to enjoy chemistry, such as: by Derek A. Jackson and Andrew P. Dicks.

With 90 volumes of the Journal of Chemical Education to explore, you will always find something useful—including all of the , and many more, in . Articles that are edited and published online ahead of print () are also available.