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Gumprecht, Donald L.; Thrasher, Joseph S. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Described is a course designed to better prepare students for employment in chemical industries. A course schedule for this interim course and a list of sources of speakers and speaker credentials is provided. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Course Descriptions, Higher Education
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McKenna, E. Daniel – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
The growth and development, professional development, and recognition of this cooperative program are described. Highlighted is the program in the department of chemistry. Programs in other science departments are also discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs
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Blayden, H. E.; And Others – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Described is a five-week introductory inorganic laboratory course for first-year undergraduate students. Included are details of three preparations and three analyses conducted by the students in the course. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemical Analysis, Chemistry, College Science, Course Descriptions
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Russo, Steven O.; Hanania, George I. H. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Described is an experiment which is designed to investigate the reaction of the protein ferrimyoglobin with fluoride. The activity uses readily available apparatus and the technique of optical absorbance for measurement of concentrations. Experimental design, procedures, and treatment of the equilibrium data are detailed. (CW)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Chemical Analysis, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry
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Venugopalan, M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Discussed are the results of a teacher training workshop on problem solving and classroom demonstrations. The materials and topics used in the workshop are listed. Suggestions for using problem solving and classroom demonstrations are provided. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Demonstrations (Educational), Inservice Teacher Education, Laboratory Equipment
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Strange, Ronald S. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Reviewed are the basic concepts of experimental design, analysis of data, and optimization. Discussed are two-level factorial designs; fractional factorial designs and blocking, additive, linear, and quadratic models; quadratic and composite designs; and designing experiments in design. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education, Laboratory Procedures
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Steehler, Jack K. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Described are 14 experiments that use lasers. Topic areas include physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and biochemistry. Instrumentation and the use of the laser in undergraduate research are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Chemistry, College Science, Computer Interfaces
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Birk, James P., Ed. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Four microcomputer applications are presented including: "Computer Simulated Process of 'Lead Optimization': A Student-Interactive Program,""A PROLOG Program for the Generation of Molecular Formulas,""Determination of Inflection Points from Experimental Data," and "LAOCOON PC: NMR Simulation on a Personal Computer." Software, availability,…
Descriptors: Atomic Structure, Chemical Analysis, Chemistry, College Science
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Bernauer, Robert; Daly, John M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
The materials needed and the procedures for construction of the apparatus are detailed. Two experiments that use this equipment are suggested. Criteria for operation are listed. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemical Analysis, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, College Science
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Gass, J. Ric – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Discussed are concepts involved in legal liability for laboratory accidents. The focus of this article is on negligence, duty, and responsibility issues. Highlighted are the basis of a lawsuit, negligent tort, duty and breech of duty, and cause and harm. Thirty-one cases are cited. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Court Litigation, Higher Education
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Osorio, Hernan von Marttens – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Proposed is a more didactic version of the electronic periodic table than is being used. The background and use of the numeric system is detailed and illustrated. (CW)
Descriptors: Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, Chemistry, College Science
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Wood, Claire G., Ed. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
The advantages of microchemistry in terms of economics and safety are discussed. A list of six companies known to supply apparatus and reagents for microscale experimentation is provided. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Educational Resources, Higher Education
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Robyt, John F.; White, Bernard J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Described are the composition, design, administration, and evaluation of practical examinations. A table of the composition of biochemical unknowns for analysis in practical examinations is included. (CW)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Chemical Analysis, Chemistry, College Science
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Birss, Viola I.; Truax, D. Rodney – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
An approach which may be useful for teaching electrochemistry in freshman college chemistry courses is presented. Discussed are the potential problems with teaching this subject and solutions provided by this approach. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemical Equilibrium, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, College Freshmen
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Baer, Carl D. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1990
Presented is an experiment which demonstrates principles of experimental design, solubility, and crystal growth and structure. Materials, procedures and results are discussed. Suggestions for adapting this activity to the high school laboratory are provided. (CW)
Descriptors: Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education
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