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by Albert Rives
Mon, 02/19/2024 - 23:17

This post describes a simple device used to demonstrate and clarify some challenging concepts in thermodynamics at the General Chemistry level.

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by Iain Smellie
Thu, 12/14/2023 - 13:46

This initial study outlines the effect on the colour of anthocyanin-containing solutions when mixed with caffeine. Given the diversity of anthocyanin structures available from other vegetables, fruits or flowers, there is great potential for series of open-ended experiments for students in classes or science clubs to investigate.

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by Chadwick Young
Sun, 09/24/2023 - 13:05

Find out more about Nicholls State University Department of Chemistry's recruiting program involving a Roadshow and Field Days and its impact on diversity in the chemistry program.

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by Dean Campbell
Sun, 09/24/2023 - 10:18

Description of a Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) course for middle-school students about the chemistry and biology of water. 

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by ChemEd X
Fri, 09/08/2023 - 13:00

Check out the schedule for upcoming ChemEd X Talks along with recordings of past events. 

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by Iain Smellie
Wed, 09/06/2023 - 08:56

Part 5 of Colourful Chemistry of Canning explores the ability of tinplated food cans to reduce aromatic azo compounds to amines. 

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by Iain Smellie
Fri, 08/18/2023 - 09:45

Part 4 of Colourful Chemistry of Canning explores how to make gold in an old tin can!

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by Michael Farabaugh
Sun, 08/13/2023 - 15:56

Michael Farabaugh outlines mistakes and misconceptions that were encountered during the 2023 AP Reading and offers suggestions for improving performance on the AP Chemistry exam.

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by Iain Smellie
Thu, 04/13/2023 - 13:38

Part 3 includes further anthocyanin experiments to make a connection between the food we eat and the chemical principles that are employed to ensure that canned foodstuffs can be preserved properly. These recent studies have focused on the reaction of tinplate cans with iodine.

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by Deanna Cullen
Mon, 04/03/2023 - 13:14

The new edition of “POGIL Activities for AP Chemistry” is on track to be released next winter. Laura Trout offered a sneak peak of the new activities and improvements that have been incorporated into the new edition in our March 27, 2023 ChemEd X Talk. Watch the recording of the presentation!

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