JCE 94.01 January 2017 Issue Highlights

Journal of Chemical Education January 2017

Ringing in Volume 94

The January 2017 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: NMR spectroscopy; examining assessment; inquiry-based practices; cost-effective instrumentation; miscibility demonstrations; innovative laboratory experiments; from the archives: lightsticks.


To kick off the new volume, Editor-in-Chief Norbert J. Pienta muses on .

Cover: NMR Spectroscopy

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy plays an integral role in the chemistry curriculum, spanning theory, concepts, and experimentation; it is imperative that the instruction methods for NMR are both efficient and effective. The cover features the laboratory experiment, . John S. Fossey, Eric V. Anslyn, William D. G. Brittain, Steven D. Bull, Brette M. Chapin, Cécile S. Le Duff, Tony D. James, Glenn Lees, Stephanie Lim, Jennifer A. C. Lloyd, Charles V. Manville, Daniel T. Payne, and Kimberley A. Roper describe an experiment that exploits chiral supramolecular assemblies for the determination of enantiomeric excess by 1H NMR spectroscopy.  (This article is available to non-subscribers as part of ACS’s  program.)

Other laboratories that use NMR in this issue include:

~ Aleksandra Zivkovic, Jan Josef Bandolik, Alexander Jan Skerhut, Christina Coesfeld, Nenad Zivkovic, Miomir Raos, and Holger Stark

~ Aleksandra Zivkovic, Jan Josef Bandolik, Alexander Jan Skerhut, Christina Coesfeld, Momir Prascevic, Ljiljana Zivkovic, and Holger Stark

~ Kyle T. Smith and Christian S. Hamann

Ideas about using NMR in the high school classroom is discussed in:

~ Jessica L. Bonjour, Alisa L. Hass, David W. Pollock, Aaron Huebner, and John A. Frost

Research on how students understand NMR is examined in:

~ Joseph J. Topczewski, Anna M. Topczewski, Hui Tang, Lisa K. Kendhammer, and Norbert J. Pienta

Examining Assessment

~ Jessica J. Reed, Alexandra R. Brandriet, Thomas A. Holme; this article is available to non-subscribers as part of ACS’s  program.

~ Diane M. Bunce, Regis Komperda, Debra K. Dillner, Shirley Lin, Maria J. Schroeder, and JudithAnn R. Hartman

Inquiry-Based Practices

~ Lindsay B. Wheeler, Jennifer L. Maeng, and Brooke A. Whitworth

~ Thanuci Silva and Eduardo Galembeck

~ Jonathan Miorelli, Allison Caster, and Mark E. Eberhart

Cost-Effective Instrumentation

~ Mark S. Cubberley and William A. Hess

~ Mark V. Wilson and Erin Wilson

~ Lon A. Porter, Jr., Cole A. Chapman, and Jacob A. Alaniz

Miscibility Demonstrations

~ Johan P. Erikson

For some miscibility video demonstrations available at ChemEdX see:

~ Tom Kuntzleman

~ ChemEdX video collection

Innovative Laboratory Experiments

~ Lynn M. Tarkington, William W. Bryan, Tejas Kolhatkar, Nathanael J. Markle, Elizabeth A. Raska, Michael M. Cubacub, Supparesk Rittikulsittichai, Chien-Hung Li, Yi-Ting Chen, Andrew C. Jamison, and T. Randall Lee

~ Emma M. Björk

~ Philip J. Ferko, Jeffrey R. Withers, Hung Nguyen, Joshua Ema, Tim Ema, Charles Allison, Christian Dornhoefer, Nigam P. Rath, and Stephen M. Holmes

~ Julie Donnelly and Florencio E. Hernandez

~ Nathanael Kazmierczak and Douglas A. Vander Griend

From the Archives: Lightsticks

Peroxyoxalate chemiluminescence reactions in lightsticks are perennially popular in JCE. This issue is no exception, where Iain A. Smellie, Joanna K. D Aldred (née Prentis), Benjamin Bower, Amber Cochrane, Laurie Macfarlane, Hollie B. McCarron, Roxana O’Hara, Iain L. J. Patterson, Marie I. Thomson, and Jessica M. Walker discuss .

Some past JCE laboratories and demonstrations using glowsticks include:

~ Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, Lloyd G. Williams, Glen E. Dirreen, and Ann Francis

~ Thomas Scott Kuntzleman, Kristen Rohrer, and Emeric Schultz

~ Thomas S. Kuntzleman, Anna E. Comfort, and Bruce W. Baldwin

~ JCE Staff

~ Catherine L. McCluskey and Charles E. Roser

~ Thomas H. Bindel

~ Robert R. Wieczorek and Katrin Sommer

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