JCE 93.11 November 2016 Issue Highlights

Journal of Chemical Education November 2016

Analytical Thinking, Analytical Action

The November 2016 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: electrochemistry; researching how assessment aids learning; using technology to teach; environmental chemistry; hands-on, minds-on activities and demonstrations; geology-inspired chemistry.

Cover: Electrochemistry

Learning electrochemical analysis and techniques is critical for students to develop conceptual understanding and gain practical skills. Researchers use electrochemistry to analyze a variety of systems extending from molecules to materials that encompass research themes ranging from clean energy to substrate activation in biological systems. In , Samuel J. Hendel and Elizabeth R. Young describe a lab to familiarize students with electrochemistry as well as quantitative electrochemical characterization and analysis. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of experimental electrochemistry using the ferricyanide/ferrocyanide redox couple as a model system. Students then conduct electrochemical analyses of the water electrolysis reaction and identify catalysts for both hydrogen and oxygen generation in the reductive and oxidative half-reactions, respectively. These experiments are discussed in the context of clean energy storage to promote the connection of the teaching laboratory to real-world applications.


Editor-in-Chief Norbert J. Pienta has been traveling around the world to discuss matters of common interest concerning teaching and learning within introductory chemistry courses. Read about his latest travels in .


~ Daniel K. Miller and Patricia L. Lang

~ Gail Horowitz

Researching How Assessment Aids Learning

~ Jessie M. Keeler and Milo D. Koretsky

~ Aaron D. Slepkov, Andrew J. Vreugdenhil, and Ralph C. Shiell

Using Technology To Teach

~ Sarah Hensiek, Brittland K. DeKorver, Cynthia J. Harwood, Jason Fish, Kevin O’Shea, and Marcy Towns

~ Dianne F. Jolley, Stephen R. Wilson, Celine Kelso, Glennys O’Brien, and Claire E. Mason

s ~ Stephen McClean, Kenneth G. McCartan, Sheryl Meskin, Beronia Gorges, and W. Paul Hagan

 ~ Danielle M. Zurcher, Sameer Phadke, Brian P. Coppola, and Anne J. McNeil

 ~ Matthew A. Kubasik, Aaron R. Van Dyke, Amanda S. Harper-Leatherman, John R. Miecznikowski, L. Kraig Steffen, and Jillian Smith-Carpenter

Environmental and Water Chemistry

~ Sara A. Mehltretter Drury, Kyle Stucker, Anthony Douglas, Ryan A. Rush, Walter R. P. Novak, and Laura M. Wysocki

~ Mark A. Griep and Kaitlin Reimer

~ Theerasak Rojanarata, Kwanrutai Waewsa-nga, Thanawit Muangchang, Pudinan Ratanakreethakul, Samarwadee Plianwong, Weerapath Winotapun, Praneet Opanasopit, and Tanasait Ngawhirunpat

~ Mitchell R. M. Bruce, Tiffany A. Wilson, Alice E. Bruce, S. Max Bessey, and Virginia J. Flood

~ Mami Kakisako, Kazuyuki Nishikawa, Masayoshi Nakano, Kana S. Harada, Tomoyuki Tatsuoka, and Nobuyoshi Koga

~ Delmárcio Gomes da Silva, Fernando Menegatti de Melo, Alceu Totti Silveira Jr., Bruno Constancio da Cruz, Caio Cesar Pestana Prado, Luana Cristina Pereira de Vasconcelos, Vitor Amaral Sanches Lucas, and Henrique Eisi Toma

~ Akila G Karunanayake, Narada Bombuwala Dewage, Olivia Adele Todd, Matthew Essandoh, Renel Anderson, Todd Mlsna, and Deb Mlsna

~ Ping He, Luis A. Colón, and Diana S. Aga

~ Anran Cheng, Rebecca Tyne, Yu Ting Kwok, Louis Rees, Lorraine Craig, Chaipat Lapinee, Mitch D’Arcy, Dominik J. Weiss, and Pascal Salaün

Hands-On, Minds-On Activities and Demonstrations

~ Alan L. Kiste, Rebecca G. Hooper, Gregory E. Scott, and Seth D. Bush

~ Ingo Eilks and Ozcan Gulacar

~ Michael J. DeLomba, Michael D. Hernandez, and John J. Stankus

From the Archives: Geology-Inspired Chemistry

In , A. M. R. P. Bopegedera, Christopher L. Coughenour, and Andrew J. Oswalt discuss a laboratory that involves analyzing a geologically important material. Other examples of geology-inspired chemistry in the classroom include:

~ Larry Walker and Priscilla J. Lee

~ John D. Hostettler

~ Cris E. Johnson, Gordon T. Yee, and Jeannine E. Eddleton

~ Thomas H. Bindel

~ JCE staff

Chemistry Education Thinking, JCE Action

With 93 volumes of the Journal of Chemical Education to explore, you will always find something to make you think—including the , and many more, in . Articles that are edited and published online ahead of print () are also available.

Do you have something to share? Write it up for the Journal! For some advice on becoming an author, read . In addition, numerous author resources are available on JCE’s ACS Web site, including: , , and .