JCE 95.01 January 2018 Issue Highlights

Journal of Chemical Education January 2018 Cover

Celebrating Ninety-Five Years

The January 2018 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: exploring magnetic properties; examining outreach practices; spectroscopy; understanding chemical changes over time; laboratory curriculum reform; teaching scientific communication; analytical chemistry activities; biochemistry laboratories; 3D printing molecular models; from the archives: chemistry outreach.

Cover: Exploring Magnetic Properties

In , Jeffrey Statler describes a simple and inexpensive demonstration, in which small amounts of liquid oxygen can be safely collected and observed through condensation using a small neodymium magnet. Several techniques are suggested that allow for efficient handling and display of the magnet used for the extraction. The cover shows a small neodymium magnet suspended from the end of a bent paper clip, extracting liquid oxygen from a cryogenic mixture by virtue of its paramagnetism. The cryogenic mixture was collected in 25 minutes via condensation from air into a previously empty test tube as it was partially submersed in liquid nitrogen. Other articles in this issue that explore magnetic properties include:

~ Anne-Laure Dalverny, Géraldine Leyral, Florence Rouessac, Laurent Bernaud, and Jean-Sébastien Filhol

~ Sean N. Natoli and David R. McMillin


Melanie M. Cooper of Michigan State University discusses in her editorial. 

Barbara Cascella and Joseph M. Jez of Washington University examine

Examining Outreach Practices

~ Justin M. Pratt and Ellen J. Yezierski  (this article is available to non-subscribers as part of ACS’s program.)


~ Stacey Lowery Bretz and Ana Vasquez Murata Mayo

~ Thomas Vosegaard

~ Bill S. Hosker

~ Manchuta Dangkulwanich, Kaness Kongnithigarn, and Nattapat Aurnoppakhun

~ Daniel E. Felton, Martina Ederer, Timothy Steffens, Patricia L. Hartzell, and Kristopher V. Waynant

~ George C. McBane, Christian Cannella, and Stephanie Schaertel

Understanding Chemical Changes over Time

~ Sherry Seethaler, John Czworkowski, and Lynda Wynn

~ Igor Novak

~ Jorge H. Torres King, Hong Wang, and Ellen J. Yezierski

~ Waqar Rizvi, Emaad Khwaja, Saim Siddiqui, N. V. S. Dinesh K. Bhupathiraju, and Charles Michael Drain

Laboratory Curriculum Reform

~ Lianne Schroeder, Joshua Bierdz, Donald J. Wink, Maripat King, Patrick L. Daubenmire, and Ginevra A. Clark

~ Jinit Masania, Martin Grootveld, and Philippe B. Wilson

~ Christina G. Collison, Thomas Kim, Jeremy Cody, Jason Anderson, Brian Edelbach, William Marmor, Rodgers Kipsang, Charles Ayotte, Daniel Saviola, and Justin Niziol

~ Debra Boyd-Kimball and Keith R. Miller

Teaching Scientific Communication

~ Anne E. Marteel-Parrish and James M. Lipchock

~ Jay Wm. Wackerly

~ Richard A. R. Blackburn

Analytical Chemistry Activities

~ Ryan S. Bowen, Danielle R. Picard, Susan Verberne-Sutton, and Cynthia J. Brame

~ Qing Xiong, Mingliang Luo, Xiaoming Bao, Yurong Deng, Song Qin, and Xuemei Pu

Biochemistry Laboratories

~ Lazaros Stefanidis, Krystal V. Scinto, Monica I. Strada, and Benjamin J. Alper

~ Moralba Domínguez, José E. Cortés-Figueroa, and Enrique Meléndez

~ Mason A. Swartz, Philip J. Tubergen, Chad D. Tatko, and Rachael A. Baker

3D Printing Molecular Models

~ Oliver A. H. Jones and Michelle J. S. Spencer

~ Paul J. Paukstelis

From the Archives: Chemistry Outreach

In the article, (available to non-subscribers as part of ACS’s program), Justin M. Pratt and Ellen J. Yezierski examine practitioners’ expected outcomes of outreach events, the types of activities and chemistry content widely practiced, and how outreach practitioners evaluate the success of events. The top three most frequently mentioned activities have been discussed extensively in past issues of JCE:

using liquid nitrogen (including making ice cream)

~ Brian P. Coppola, James W. Hovick, and Douglas S. Daniels

~ William T. Nolan and Thaddeus J. Gish

elephant toothpaste reaction (catalyzed decomposition of hydrogen peroxide)

~ Alfred R. Conklin Jr. and Angela Kessinger

~ Carlos Alexander Trujillo, Edward Senkbeil, and Paul Krause 

the creation of slime (gelation of polyvinyl alcohol with borax)

~ E.Z. Casassa, A.M. Sarquis, and C.H. Van Dyke

~ Brendan Garrett, Avtar S. Matharu, and Glenn A. Hurst

~ JCE staff

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