JCE 90.07—July 2013 Issue Highlights

JCE Cover July 2013

Innovative, Relevant, and Effective Chemistry Education

The July 2013 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now . This latest issue of JCE plus the content of all past issues, volumes 1 through 90, are .

Cover: NMR Spectroscopy

Students work together on a guided-inquiry laboratory exercise in which they use nuclear magnetic resonance to explore electronegativity and periodic trends, as discussed in the article by Michael A. Everest and Jeffrey M. Vargason.  Other articles in the issue on NMR include: ; ; ;

Editorial and Commentaries on Changes to the MCATs

Norbert Pienta, Editor-in-Chief, discusses in how the chemical education community has the opportunity to make changes to the content and delivery of introductory courses in general and organic chemistry. This editorial serves to introduce several ideas about change and the following commentaries on the premedical curriculum:

by Charles Brenner

Joel I. Shulman

by Mary K. Carroll

by Melanie M. Cooper

Additional Medicinal Chemistry

by Mark A. Milanick and Ruth L. Prewitt

by Lucia Liguori and Tom Christian Holm Adamsen

by Ekaterina N. Kadnikova

Summer Reading

Four JCE book reviewers present a for delving into when you have some spare time.

Chemistry Education Research

In , Vincente Telanquer discusses 10 different complementary perspectives from which chemistry content in introductory courses can be analyzed. This multidimensional view may help chemical educators enrich their understanding of chemistry as a teaching subject and enable reconceptualizations of the chemistry curriculum. In addition, assessment is discussed in two articles:

 by Thomas C. Pentecost and Jack Barbera

by Lisa Kendhammer, Thomas Holme, and Kristen Murphy

Practical Paper & Pencil Activities

Michael J. Samide

by Lea W. Padgett and Catherine E. MacGowan

Innovative Investigations Using Gels

by Joanna L. Sylman and Keith B. Neeves

by Thomas S. Kuntzleman, Dakota J. Mork, Levi D. Norris, and Christopher D. Maniére-Spencer


Hands-On Explorations

by Lorenzo Echevarria and Florencio Eloy Hernandez

Kevin Dooling, Kurt Bodenstedt, and Michael F. Z. Page

Understanding Vibrations

by Adam J. Bridgeman, Timothy W. Schmidt, and Nigel A. Young

byMathias Laurin


by Jesse R. Vanderveen, Brian Martin, and Kristopher J. Ooms

by Ying Sun, Ye Zou, and Gang Ma

Good Laboratory Practice

Good laboratory practice is discussed in three papers by Richard C. Wedlich and co-authors: ;

From the Archives: Soapy Science

Soap is a very engaging subject for the teaching of chemistry. This issue contains an example of that was used to motivate and engage students in the chemistry of daily life. Past issues include other soapy resources such as:

JCE Classroom Activities: and


With over 1000 Issues of JCE Available, There’s Always More to Explore

You will find all of the , and many more, in . Articles that are edited and published online ahead of print () are also available.

The will be available as a sample issue for the entire year. If you like what you read, ! If you have something to share,