JCE 94.02 February 2017 Issue Highlights

Journal of Chemical Education February 2017 Cover

Fostering Creativity in Chemistry

The February 2017 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: surface chemistry; chemical identity thinking; conceptual understanding; communicating science to the general public; activities and labs linking chemistry and art; history and chemistry; early access to research; technology as instructional support; synthesis laboratories; from the archives: bottle chemistry.

Cover: Surface Chemistry

In , Yu-Chun Chiu, Matthew A. Jenks, Michelle Richards-Babb, Betsy B. Ratcliff, John A. Juvik, and Kang-Mo Ku discuss an inexpensive and engaging laboratory-based activity to help students learn about the scientific method as well as the role of plant epicuticular waxes and surfactant function on waxy plant leaves. This lab can also be used to further students’ understanding of more advanced chemical concepts (such as intermolecular forces, hydrophobicity, surface tension, and the dual polarity of surfactants) and as a practical example of issues faced by the agricultural industry.

Surface science is also discussed and demonstrated in these articles:

~ Shauna P. Flynn, Milena McKenna, Ruairi Monaghan, Susan M. Kelleher, Stephen Daniels, and Aoife MacCormac

~ Katherine V. Darvesh and Earl Martin


In this month's editorial, Editor-in-Chief Norbert J. Pienta scales .

Chemical Identity Thinking

(Chemical Education Research) ~ Courtney Ngai and Hannah Sevian

Conceptual Understanding

~ Michael J. Geyer

~ D. Amanda Vilardo, Ann H. MacKenzie, and Ellen J. Yezierski

Communicating Science to the General Public

(Chemical Education Research) ~ Brittland K. DeKorver, Mark Choiand, and Marcy Towns

~ Brian Mernoff, Amanda R. Aldous, Natalie A. Wasio, Joshua A. Kritzer, E. Charles H. Sykes, and Karen O’Hagan

~ M. Kevin Brown, Laura C. Brown, Karen Jepson-Innes, Michael Lindeau, and Jeremy Stone

Activities and Labs Linking Chemistry and Art

~ Simeen Sattar

~ Jillian L. Blatti

~ Suqing Liu, Asami Odate, Isabella Buscarino, Jacqueline Chou, Kathleen Frommer, Margeaux Miller, Alison Scorese, Marisa C. Buzzeo, and Rachel Narehood Austin

~ Anne C. Gaquere-Parker, Patricia S. Hill, Michael P. Haaf, Cass D. Parker, N. Allie Doles, Amanda K. Yi, and Todd A. Kaminski

History and Chemistry

 (Commentary)~ Ignacio Suay-Matallana ad and José Ramón Bertomeu Sánchez

~ Rinaldo Cervellati and Emanuela Greco

Early Access to Research

~ Kate J. Graham, Edward J. McIntee, Annette F. Raigoza, M. Abul Fazal, and Henry V. Jakubowski (This article is available to non-subscribers as part of ACS’s program.)

~ Karl Sebastian Schellhammer and Gianaurelio Cuniberti

Technology as Instructional Support

~ Michael A. Christiansen, Alyssia M. Lambert, Louis S. Nadelson, Kami M. Dupree, Trish A. Kingsford

~ Melinda C. Box, Cathi L. Dunnagan, Lauren A. S. Hirsh, Clinton R. Cherry, Kayla A. Christianson, Radiance J. Gibson, Michael I. Wolfe, and Maria T. Gallardo-Williams

~ José Nunes da Silva Júnior, Mary Anne Sousa Lima, João Victor Xerez Moreira, Francisco Serra Oliveira Alexandre, Diego Macedo de Almeida, Maria da Conceição Ferreira de Oliveira, and Antonio José Melo Leite Junior

Synthesis Laboratories

~ Elijah J. St.Germain, Andrew S. Horowitz, Dominic Rucco, Evonne M. Rezler, and Salvatore D. Lepore

~ Guo-ping Lu, Fei Chen, and Chun Cai

~ Spence C. PilcherJoshua Coats

From the Archives: Bottle Chemistry

This issue includes a low-cost method by Dawid Siodłak for . Articles in past issues of JCE have used soda bottles in a variety of innovate ways to teach chemistry:

(JCE Classroom Activity on the Blue Bottle) ~ Mark E. Noble

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

~ Thomas S. Kuntzleman

~ Trevor P. T. Sims and Thomas S. Kuntzleman

~ Ryo Horikoshi, Fumitaka Takeiri, Yoji Kobayashi, and Hiroshi Kageyama

(JCE Classroom Activity) ~ K. David Pinkerton

~ Judith U. S. Thompson and Kenneth A. Goldsby

~ William O. Bare, Kenneth A. Goldsby, Daniel Q. Duffy, and Stephanie A. Shaw

~ Ocean Cheung

~ Cheryl A. Snyder and Dudley C. Snyder

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