JCE 94.07 July 2017 Issue Highlights

Journal of Chemical Education July 2017 Cover

Encouraging and Supporting Community of Effort

The July 2017 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: artificial photosynthesis; developing laboratory skills through technology; using videos to enhance learning; smartphones in the laboratory; 3D printing as a teaching resource; exploring and understanding structure; making chemistry connections; research on inquiry; from the archives: elephant's toothpaste.

On the Cover: Artificial Photosynthesis

Artificial photosynthesis is a synthetic chemical process replicating natural photosynthesis to mass produce hydrogen as a clean fuel from sunlight-driven water splitting that separates water into its constituents, elemental oxygen and hydrogen. In both natural and artificial photosynthesis, an oxygen-evolving catalyst is needed to catalyze oxygen production from water. In the laboratory experiment, , Genesis Renderos, Tawanda Aquino, Kristian Gutierrez, and Yosra M. Badiei present a simple approach for monitoring the catalytic oxygen-evolution reaction using a dissolved oxygen optical luminescent probe that can continuously measure the concentration of dissolved oxygen in aqueous solutions. The straightforward laboratory protocol allows students to relate fundamental topics such as thermodynamics, kinetics, redox and coordination chemistry, and catalysis to advances in current chemical research to help broaden their understanding of artificial photosynthesis. (Photograph courtesy of David Sullins Benson.)


Stacey Lowery Bretz examines several articles that discuss .

Developing Laboratory Skills through Technology

~ Naomi Hennah and Michael K. Seery (This article is available to non-subscribers as part of ACS program.)

~ Kurt Winkelmann, Wendy Keeney-Kennicutt, Debra Fowler, and Maria Macik

~ Jennifer L. Chaytor, Mohammad Al Mughalaq, and Hailee Butler

Using Videos To Enhance Learning

~ Jayashree S. Ranga

~ Sylvia Urban, Robert Brkljača, Russell Cockman, and Trevor Rook

~ Fun Man Fung

~ Ailen A. Gillette, Samantha T. Winterrowd, and Maria T. Gallardo-Williams

Smartphones in the Laboratory

~ Clifford T. Gee, Eric Kehoe, William C. K. Pomerantz, and R. Lee Penn

~ Subhajit Bandyopadhyay and Balraj B. Rathod

3D Printing as a Teaching Resource

~ Neelam Bharti and Shailendra Singh

~ Felix A. Carroll and David N. Blauch

~ Yang Lu, Luciano M. Santino, Shinjita Acharya, Hari Anandarajah, and Julio M. D’Arcy

~ Ken Van Wieren, Hamel N. Tailor, Vincent F. Scalfani, and Nabyl Merbouh

Exploring and Understanding Structure

~ Catherine Elsworth, Barbara T. Y. Li, and Abilio Ten

~ Mikhail Kurushkin

~ Mikhail Kurushkin and Maria Mikhaylenko

~ John M. Hutchison

~ Melinda Ogden

~ Krystle J. McLaughlin

~ Christopher Armstrong, Jennifer A. J. Burnham, and Edward E. Warminski

~ Kasey L. Yearty, Joseph T. Sharp, Emma K. Meehan, Doyle R. Wallace, Douglas M. Jackson, and Richard W. Morrison

~ Katherine T. Best, Diana Li, and Eric D. Helms

Making Chemistry Connections

~ Esther S. Rösch and Silke Helmerdig

~ Gabriel Pinto

~ Jervee M. Punzalan and Voltaire G. Organo

Research on Inquiry

~ Alena Moon, Courtney Stanford, Renee Cole, and Marcy Towns

~ Pınar Seda Çetin and Gülüzar Eymur

From the Archives: Elephant's Toothpaste

The demonstration fondly known as "Elephant's Toothpaste" is a perennial favorite. This issue includes by Franco Hernando, Santiago Laperuta, Jeanine Van Kuijl, Nihuel Laurin, Federico Sacks, and Andrés Ciolino. Additional activities and demonstrations that capitalize on the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide in past issues include:

~ Alfred R. Conklin Jr. and Angela Kessinger

~ Carlos Alexander Trujillo

~ Daniel S. Eldridge

~ Viktor J. Cybulskis, Fabio H. Ribeiro, and Rajamani Gounder

~ Ryo Horikoshi, Fumitaka Takeiri, Yoji Kobayashi, and Hiroshi Kageyama

~ Fernando S. Lopes, Alexandre L. B. Baccaro, Mauro S. F. Santos, and I. G. R. Gutz

~ Masayoshi Nakano, Haruka Ogasawara, Takeshi Wada, and Nobuyoshi Koga

Elephant's Toothpaste at ChemEdX

~ Tom Kuntzleman

~ Deanna Cullen

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