JCE 97.02 February 2020 Issue Highlights

Journal of Chemical Education February 2020 Cover

Skills for Success

The February 2020 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: dendritic growth; inspiring interest in science; writing to learn; group work; interlocking building blocks; medicinal chemistry; teaching organic chemistry; green chemistry; spectroscopy; polymer chemistry labs; teaching resources; from the archives: light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

Cover: Dendritic Growth

In , Emily Ryan, Aimee Manderlink, and Jillian L. Goldfarb describe an experiment that explores the physical and chemical driving forces behind dendrite growth through a set of viscous, supersaturated solutions of varying ammonium chloride and gelatin concentrations. Students use both qualitative and quantitative observations to make connections between a fundamental laboratory exercise and critical materials processing techniques that rely on physicochemical driving forces. The cover shows a series of superimposed, time-lapse images of dendrite formation in a supersaturated solution of NH4Cl, in which different colors are used to show the dendrite growth at various stages.

Dendritic growth is also explored in the laboratory:

~ Yizhou Ling, Zhizhen Yu, Pengwen Chen, Xiaohong Yan, and Jian Yang

Editorial

Tom Holme, JCE's new editor in chief, muses on the challenges of using research-based strategies to help improve his teaching in .

Inspiring Interest in Science

~ M. Münkel-Jiménez, M. Bonilla-Araya, Ana D. Grey-Pérez, and O. A. Herrera-Sancho

~ Kamryn Czysz, Lianne Schroeder, and Ginevra A. Clark

~ Scott L. Wallen, Jaspreet Dhau, Robert Green, Laura B. Wemple, Troy Kelly, Jr., and Brent Collins

~ Adam M. Azman

Writing to Learn

~ Nina Hike and Sara J. Hughes-Phelan

~ Ruomei Gao and Judith Lloyd

~ Roger W. Giese

Group Work

~ Jennifer Ann Jean Burnham (available to non-subscribers as part of ACS program)

~ Meredith M. Thompson and Allison C. Lamanna

~ David J. McGarvey

Interlocking Building Blocks

~ Junyang Xian and Daniel B. King

~ Travis Varra, Amy Simpson, Benton Roesler, Zach Nilsson, Duncan Ryan, Michael Van Erdewyk, Jennifer D. Schuttlefield Christus, and Justin B. Sambur

Medicinal Chemistry

~ Iain A. Stepek, Raphael Hofmann, Paula L. Nichols, Andrea Aschwanden, Christophe Eckard, Patrick Aschwanden, and Jeffrey W. Bode

~ Anna G. Wenzel, Steven Casper, Cooper J. Galvin, and Grace E. Beck

~ Hui Zheng, Binjing Hu, Qiang Sun, Jun Cao, and Fangmin Liu

~ Xing-Xing Shi, Jing-Yi Li, Qiong Chen, Xiao-Lei Zhu, Ge-Fei Hao, and Guang-Fu Yang

~ Brandy A. Smith, Andria J. Hendricks, Averi McFarland, Robert W. Holman, and Kenneth J. Rodnick

~ Gustavo Borges Simões, Paulo Victor e Silva Badolato, Marcelo Dante Ignácio, and Eduardo Coelho Cerqueira

Teaching Organic Chemistry 

~ Benjamin Pölloth, Ieva Teikmane, Stefan Schwarzer, and Hendrik Zipse

~ Benjamin Pölloth, Stefan Schwarzer, and Hendrik Zipse

~ Olivia M. Crandell, Macy A. Lockhart, and Melanie M. Cooper

~ Jiyoung Jung, Adriana Dinescu, and Ahmet Kukrek

~ Jisun Lee, Jason R. Schmink, and Simon Berritt

~ José Nunes da Silva Júnior, Paulo Roberto Santos de Lima, Mary Anne Sousa Lima, Álvaro Carvalho Monteiro, Ulisses Silva de Sousa, Antonio José Melo Leite Júnior, Kimberly Benedetti Vega, Francisco Serra Oliveira Alexandre, and André Jalles Monteiro

Green Chemistry

~ Thomas A. Holme, Jennifer MacKellar, David J. C. Constable, Olga R. Michels, Jaclyn M. Trate, Jeffrey R. Raker, and Kristen L. Murphy

~ Sasha Johnson, Megan Meyers, Samantha Hyme, and Alexey Leontyev

~ Julian R. Silverman and Reuben Hudson

~ Carlos F. Marcos, Ana G. Neo, Jesús Díaz, and Sonia Martínez-Caballero

Spectroscopy

UV-vis

~ Jolie Ren, Tiffany Lin, Leonard W. Sprague, Iris Peng, and Li-Qiong Wang

~ Matthew Bodek, Mary Burch, Joshua Cannon, David Finneran, Kathleen Geveke, Heather Sinkinson, William Smith, and John Tierney

NMR

~ William M. Marsiglia, Rohin Qamra, Kimberly M. Jackson, and Nathaniel J. Traaseth

~ Sara S. Rocks and Robert A. Stockland, Jr.

~ Haoqian Miao, Andrew L. Otsuki, Joseph O. Beckett, and Mark Mascal

~ Kasey L. Yearty, Ryan K. Maynard, Christina N. Cortes, and Richard W. Morrison

~ Kate Volpe and Erin E. Podlesny

Raman

~ Siddhartha Kumar Pradhan, Umapathi Balaji, Soma Mishra, Manjaiah Jeevitha, and Shubhashree Swain

Polymer Chemistry Labs

~ Sarah L. Walden, Hendrik Frisch, Barbara V. Unterreiner, Andreas-Neil Unterreiner, and Christopher Barner-Kowollik

~ Zihao Li, Sylvia Ganda, Daniele Melodia, Cyrille Boyer, and Robert Chapman

Teaching Resources 

~ Igor Novak

~ Zhenhua Chen

From the Archives: Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs)

The laboratory experiment by Scott L. Wallen, Jaspreet Dhau, Robert Green, Laura B. Wemple, Troy Kelly, Jr., and Brent Collins discuses . Light-emitting diodes have been featured in a range of articles, from curriculum ideas to building instrustrumentation, including:

~ Arthur B. Ellis, Karen J. Nordell, Thomas F. Kuech, Stephen A. Stockman, George C. Lisensky, and S. Michael Condren

~ Cynthia G. Widstrand, Jonathan Breitzer, Arthur B. Ellis, George C. Lisensky, and S. Michael Condren

~ George C. Lisensky, Rona Penn, Margret J. Geselbracht, and Arthur B. Ellis

~ Eugene P. Wagner, II

~ Kazem Kazerounian, William P. Green, Alan Trotochaud, Julia Sherman, and Elias W. Faraclas

~ Graham T. Cheek

~ W. Russ Algar, Caitlyn A. G. De Jong, E. Jane Maxwell, and Chad G. Atkins

~ Jonas Asheim, Eivind V. Kvittingen, Lise Kvittingen, and Richard Verley

~ Jessie J. Wang, José R. Rodríguez Núñez, E. Jane Maxwell, and W. Russ Algar

~ Eivind V. Kvittingen, Lise Kvittingen, Birte Johanne Sjursnes, and Richard Verley

~ Benjamin T. Wigton, Balwant S. Chohan, Cole McDonald, Matt Johnson, Doug Schunk, Rod Kreuter, and Dan Sykes

~ Eivind V. Kvittingen, Lise Kvittingen, Thor Bernt Melø, Birte Johanne Sjursnes, and Richard Verley

~ Robert Koncki, Marta Pokrzywnicka, and Łukasz Tymecki

Shine a Light on JCE 

Explore ideas for teaching and learning of chemistry in the 97 volumes of the —including . Articles that are edited and published online ahead of print ( are also available. (For more information on how to access the  articles cited above, see Deanna Cullen’s post on .)

Do you have something to share? Write it up for the Journal! provides excellent advice about becoming an author. In addition, numerous , including and . In addition, the , has resources for preparing and reviewing manuscripts for ACS journals.