JCE 91.10—October 2014 Issue Highlights

Journal of Chemical Education October 2014 Cover

Communicating the Value of Chemistry

The October 2014 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is to subscribers. The October issue features sustainability; celebrating National Chemistry Week 2014 with articles on food and candy; increasing chemistry understanding for the nonscientist; nanochemistry; investigating materials: plastic & paper; exploring sound; chemical education research on chemical equilibrium instruction and student understanding of scale.

Cover: Sustainability

Biorefineries—as industrial manifestations of a sustainable, biobased economy—incorporate essential principles of green chemistry and aim to eliminate dependence on petroleum and its derivatives to produce fuels, energy, and value-added products. It is critical for students to understand that large-scale conversions of biomass into products would have a positive significant effect on a sustainable future, as discussed in by Hyeondo Luke Hwang, Swapnil Rohidas Jadhav, Julian Robert Silverman, and George John. Other articles on sustainability in the issue include  ~
Sonja Pullen and Katharina Brinkert
~ Fiona Tamburini, Thomas Kelly, Eranthie Weerapana, and Jeffery A. Byers

National Chemistry Week Celebrating National Chemistry Week 2014—The Sweet Side of Chemistry: Candy

National Chemistry Week is a community-based annual event celebrated in October that unites ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the value of chemistry in our everyday life. This year the theme is The Sweet Side of Chemistry: Candy. Articles in this issue with candy- or food-related content to help teach chemistry in the classroom and lab include:

~Sally B. Mitchell

Richard A. Blatchly, Zeynep Delen, and Patricia B. O’Hara

~ Patrice Bell

~ Deon T. Miles and Adrienne C. Borchardt

~ Jonathan K. Meyers, Tyler W. LeBaron, and David C. Collins

~ Paul De La Rosa, Katherine A. Azurin, and Michael F. Z. Page

~ Steven W. Goldstein

~ Kestutis Bendinskas, Benjamin Weber, Tamara Nsouli, Hoangvy V. Nguyen, Carolyn Joyce, Vadoud Niri, and Thorsten W. Jaskolla

~ Aaron M. Hartel and Amy C. Moore

Increasing Chemistry Understanding for the Nonscientist

~David K. Smith

~Lee M. Bishop, Ayesha S. Tillman, Franz M. Geiger, Christy L. Haynes, Rebecca D. Klaper, Catherine J. Murphy, Galya Orr, Joel A. Pedersen, Lizanne DeStefano, and Robert J. Hamers

~Joseph D. Houck, Natalie K. Machamer, and Karla A. Erickson

~ Lucia Liguori

~Joyce D. Sewry, Sarah R. Glover, Timothy G. Harrison, Dudley E. Shallcross, and Kenneth M. Ngcoza

~Tirandai Hemraj-Benny and Ian Beckford

~Charity Flener-Lovitt


~Marc N. Muniz and Maria T. Oliver-Hoyo

~Jean-Francois Masson and Hélène Yockell-Lelièvre

~Rafal M. Dziedzic, Anne Lynn Gillian-Daniel, Greta M. Petersen, and Kermin J. Martínez-Hernández

~Jinghan Tian, Lei Yan, Aohua Sang, Hongyan Yuan, Baozhan Zheng, and Dan Xiao

Investigating Materials: Paper & Plastics

~ Michael J. Smith, Ilda C. Vale, and Fiona M. Gray

~ Fiona Tamburini, Thomas Kelly, Eranthie Weerapana, and Jeffery A. Byers

~ Deborah H. Cook

~ Yunusa Umar

~ Yueh-Huey Chen, Yu-Chi He, and Jing-Fun Yaung

~ Peter Kusch

Exploring Sound

~ Jeffrey H. Macedone, Kent L. Gee, and and Julia A. Vernon

~ Susan G. Cady

~ Dean J. Campbell, Joshua P. Peterson, and Tamara J. Fitzjarrald

Chemical Education Research: Chemical Equilibrium Instruction & Understanding Scale

~Jodi L. Davenport, Gaea Leinhardt, James Greeno, Kenneth Koedinger, David Klahr, Michael Karabinos, and David J. Yaron; this article is available to non-subscribers as part of ACS’s program.

~Karrie Gerlach, Jaclyn Trate, Anja Blecking, Peter Geissinger, and Kristen Murphy

~Karrie Gerlach, Jaclyn Trate, Anja Blecking, Peter Geissinger, and Kristen Murphy

From the Archives: The Sweet Side of Chemistry: Candy

To further celebrate National Chemistry Week 2014— The Sweet Side of Chemistry: Candy—you can enjoy free access to a collection of previously published articles, hands-on experiments, and demonstrations from the Journal of Chemical Education on candy, chocolate, chewing gum, ingredients (dyes, flavorings, sugar), and food chemistry available at .

Every Week Is a Celebration of Chemistry with JCE

National Chemistry Week is just once a year, but for 52 weeks a year, you will find all of the , and many more, in . Articles that are edited and published online ahead of print () are also available.

The is available as a sample issue for the entire year. If you like what you read, why not ? If you have something to share,