JCE 92.10 October 2015 Issue Highlights

Journal of Chemical Education October 2015 Cover

Celebrating National Chemistry Week 2015: Chemistry Colors Our World

The October 2015 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. National Chemistry Week, a community-based annual event uniting ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the value of chemistry in our everyday life, is being celebrated October 18–24, 2015 with the theme “Chemistry Colors Our World”. Articles in this issue can help you make the most of this annual celebration. Topics include: activities & demonstrations for public understanding & outreach; using mobile devices as colorimeters in the laboratory; color & light in the laboratory; natural products & medicinal laboratories; nomenclature; engaging teaching approaches; technology in the classroom; molecular modeling; chemical education research: introductory chemistry; from the archive: chemistry colors our world activities.

Cover: Demonstrating with Food Dyes

In , Ruth E. Nalliah describes an easily prepared classroom demonstration of the decomposition of the dyes in food coloring mixtures by oxone using iron(II) sulfate as an activator. The cover shows the structures of food color dyes FD&C Blue 1, Red 40, and Yellow 5 as well as rows of beakers displaying a sequential degradation of color. The demonstration provides an opportunity to discuss catalysis, kinetics, and eco-friendly methods for decomposition of pollutants, such as pharmaceuticals, that persist in wastewater. Food coloring is also featured in by Felicia A. Staiger, Joshua P. Peterson, and Dean J. Campbell .


Thomas S. Kuntzleman advocates in for how outreach efforts such as those associated with National Chemistry Week can stimulate and support scholarship in chemistry.

Award Address

Catherine H. Middlecamp was awarded the 2015 ACS National Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students in Careers in the Chemical Sciences and tells a part of her story in her award address, .

Activities & Demonstrations for Public Understanding & Outreach

~ Mindy Levine, Nicole Serio, Bhasker Radaram, Sauradip Chaudhuri, and William Talbert

~ Antonio Joaquín Franco-Mariscal

~Klaus Woelk

~ Dean J. Campbell, Felicia A. Staiger, and Chaitanya N. Jujjavarapu

Using Mobile Devices as Colorimeters in the Laboratory

~ Theodore R. Knutson, Cassandra M. Knutson, Abbie R. Mozzetti, Antonio R. Campos, Christy L. Haynes, and R. Lee Penn

~ Edgar P. Moraes, Mario R. Confessor, and Luiz H. S. Gasparotto

~ Marc Montangero

Color & Light in the Laboratory

~ Mathieu Valetaud, Gabriel Loget, Jérome Roche, Nina Hüsken, Zahra Fattah, Vasilica Badets, Olivier Fontaine, and Dodzi Zigah

~ Ryan K. Brenner, Kenneth R. Hess, and Jennifer L. Morford

~ Willy G. Santos and Éder T. G. Cavalheiro

~ Matthew P. Thompson, Jonathan Agger, and Lu Shin Wong

~ Pablo Alejandro Fiorito and André Sarto Polo

~ Heinz Langhals, Moritz Eberspächer, and Alexander Hofer

Natural Products & Medicinal Laboratories

~ Susan Sutheimer, Jacqueline M. Caster, and Simone H. Smith

~ Maeve Egan, Éilis Margaret Connors, Zeeshan Anwar, and John J. Walsh

~ Lisa V. Daconta, Timothy Minger, Valentina Nedelkova, and John N. Zikopoulos

~ Sarah L. Cresswell and Wendy A. Loughlin

~ Katherine Locock, Hue Tran, Rachel Codd, and Robin Allan


Editors’ Choice ~ ~ Richard S. Davis

Commentary ~ ~ Carmen J. Giunta

~ Mikhail Kurushkin and Maria Mikhaylenko (Note: a high resolution image of the periodic table mentioned in this article can be found )

Engaging Teaching Approaches

~ Kamil Jurowski, Małgorzata Krystyna Krzeczkowska, and Anna Jurowska

~ Dun-Yen Kang, Kai-Hsin Liou, and Wei-Lun Chang

Technology in the Classroom

~ Patrick J O’Malley, Jonathan R Agger, and Michael W Anderson

~ Štěpánka Kubínová and Jan Šlégr

~ Erik S. Skibinski, William J. I. DeBenedetti, Amnon G. Ortoll-Bloch, and Melissa A. Hines

Molecular Modeling

~ Craig D. Montgomery

 ~ Michael J. McClellan and Marion E. Cass

Chemical Education Research: Introductory Chemistry

~ Gregory Banks, Michael Clinchot, Steven Cullipher, Robert Huie, Jennifer Lambertz, Rebecca Lewis, Courtney Ngai, Hannah Sevian, Gabriela Szteinberg, Vicente Talanquer, and Melissa Weinrich

~ Benjamin Sandlin, Jordan Harshman, and Ellen Yezierski

~ Shirly Avargil, Mitchell R. M. Bruce, François G. Amar, and Alice E. Bruce

From the Archives: Chemistry Colors Our World Activities

Celebrating National Chemistry Week 2015: Chemistry Colors Our World is easy with JCE classroom activities from past issues on chemistry & color and dyes & pigments.

Chemistry & Color        

~ Susan A. S. Hershberger, Matt Nance, Arlyne M. Sarquis, Lynn M. Hogue

~ Adam D. McFarland, Christy L. Haynes, Chad A. Mirkin, Richard P. Van Duyne, Hilary A. Godwin

~ Mark E. Noble

~ Michael J. Sanger

~ Bruce W. Baldwin, Scott Hasbrouck, Jordan Smith, Thomas S. Kuntzleman

~ Brian McCall, Lynn Diener, J. Aura Gimm

Dyes  & Pigments

Journal of Chemical Education Staff

Susan A. S. Hershberger and Arlyne M. Sarquis

~ Journal of Chemical Education Staff

~ Jennifer E. Mihalick and Kathleen M. Donnelly

~ Journal of Chemical Education Staff

~ Jenna Lech and Vladimir Dounin

~ Nancy S. Gettys

JCE Resources Color Our World

With 92 volumes of the Journal of Chemical Education to explore, you will always find something useful—including all of the , and many more, in . Articles that are edited and published online ahead of print () are also available.

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