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by Sushama Dandekar
Sun, 09/21/2014 - 18:38

I'm looking for a reliable procedure for an undergraduate organic lab experiment: oxidation of diphenylmethanol to benzophenone.  I am updating our lab experiments and was thinking about introducing phase transfer catalysis, linked to a 2-step Grignard synthesis ( bromobenzene --> phenylmagnesium bromide  -->  diphenylmethanol  --> benzophenone).  I have found a JChem Ed paper that sug

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:44

National Chemistry week will be upon us in a little over a month.

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by Sarah Kong
Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:57

Shelly Belleau is a chemistry and physics teacher from the Denver metro area.  This school year she is working as a teacher on special assignment at the University of Coloroado, Boulder.  Shelly anaitcipates returning to the high school classroom next fall.  Below is our coversation about inquiry.

1.  How do you define inquiry? or What does inquiry look like to you?

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by Erica K. Jacobsen
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 13:36

National Chemistry Week this October 19–25 offers a chance to take a trip to the candy shop with the theme "The Sweet Side of Chemistry—Candy." Looking for some tasty chemistry resources? Two upcoming webinars will help you stock up.

 

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by Deanna Cullen
Thu, 09/04/2014 - 14:45

Another chemistry demonstration accident has happened. This one was at a museum in Nevada. In preliminary reports, it looks as if several children were injured. One child was held overnight in the hospital.

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by Emily Bones
Thu, 09/04/2014 - 14:28

On September 2, the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) launched its official website, loaded with lots of resources and member benefits. If you visit teachchemistry.org, you will find many great tools that K–12 teachers of chemistry can use in their classrooms; the new online periodical, Chemistry Solutions; professional development opportunities; and a community for you, in addition to many other benefits.

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by Lowell Thomson
Sat, 08/30/2014 - 00:26

Deanna Cullen to move forward with a blended model this year and asked for some suggestions about videos.

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by Shelly Belleau
Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:06

Through a series of three blog posts, I’d like to share my thoughts about these scientific practices and how we might communicate about these practices to middle and high school students. I’d love to hear your thoughts along the way! Let’s start with model building…

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:34

I am fascinated by the chemistry of pennies. I have tried several experiments found in the Journal of Chemical Education.

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by Dan Meyers
Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:40

Ahh. My second blog post. It's back to school week for us teachers.

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