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by Tom Kuntzleman
Sun, 02/06/2022 - 13:22

Did you figure out how to create a multi-colored mixture? Check out the solution to Chemical Mystery #19: Multi-colored Mixture!

Recent activity: 4 months 2 weeks ago
by Tom Kuntzleman
Mon, 01/31/2022 - 16:06

Can you use your knowledge of chemistry to figure out what is going on in Chemical Mystery #19?

Recent activity: 4 months 3 weeks ago
by Melissa Hemling
Sun, 01/30/2022 - 15:57

POGIL activities are not just worksheets. Learn how to properly implement POGIL activities to get the most out of them at the upcoming 2022 Fundamentals of POGIL Virtual Workshops!

Recent activity: 4 months 3 weeks ago
by Joseph Lomax
Mon, 01/24/2022 - 19:40

The unspoken word of chemistry: Non-stoichiometric. Stoichiometry and non-stoichiometry are concepts that combine to make a solution that does not have to be difficult to understand.

Recent activity: 5 months 2 days ago
by Chad Husting
Mon, 01/24/2022 - 19:07

This is a simple small-scale distillation that can be used several different ways.

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Recent activity: 4 months 3 weeks ago
by Dean Campbell
Mon, 01/17/2022 - 17:43

This blog post includes short descriptions of demonstrations and props that Dean Campbell has used while teaching his collegiate General Chemistry I course.

Recent activity: 5 months 1 week ago
by Tom Kuntzleman
Fri, 01/07/2022 - 12:16

Did you know that sand can be converted into a mixture of gases that spontaneously ignites in air? The procedures involved are relatively simple to perform, spectacular to observe, and relate to a rich assortment of chemical principles.

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Recent activity: 4 months 2 weeks ago
by Marianna Marchini
Tue, 12/21/2021 - 10:11

This post focuses on the virtual chemistry laboratory activities created for students pursuing a bachelor of science degree in Primary Teacher Education at the University of Bologna.

Recent activity: 5 months 3 weeks ago
by Dean Campbell
Mon, 12/20/2021 - 12:17

The classic classroom or lab activity using coin flips to illustrate the first order kinetics of radioactive decay is connected to the tragedy of radiation exposure of workers at facilities using radium-containing luminescent paint. Some of the chemistry related to the contamination of these “radium girls” is explored, with connections being made to the Principles of Green Chemistry and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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by Chad Husting
Wed, 12/15/2021 - 18:58

There are some simple ways to break chemical bonds with microscale techniques.

Recent activity: 6 months 1 week ago