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Xperience is where contributed, but not reviewed, ChemEd X resources such as blogs and opinion pieces are found. Here you can find blogs in which our contributors express their personal empiricism and polls in which you the community can provide your opinions.

by Scott Donnelly
Mon, 03/28/2022 - 23:43

Structure. Structure. Structure. This blog post describes a classroom activity where students propose the structure of a molecule- based on bond type information- used to accelerate the change in color of red table grapes. 

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by Melissa Hemling
Mon, 03/21/2022 - 23:07

Learn how to create cognitively demanding tasks for your classroom during this Knowles Academy virtual course. 

Recent activity: 10 months 2 weeks ago
by Dean Campbell
Mon, 03/21/2022 - 20:54

For your enjoyment, we present lists of chemically-related words that end in the letters “-cation” but do not actually refer to the positively-charged chemical species. The lists are available for download in the Supporting Information.

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by Chad Husting
Sat, 03/19/2022 - 09:34

Chad Husting tries out some micro-scale labs. 


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by Josh Kenney
Fri, 03/04/2022 - 18:50

Practice problem answer keys that provide correct and incorrect answers increase student metacognition and lead to more thorough learning.

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Recent activity: 11 months 14 hours ago
by Michael Jansen
Fri, 03/04/2022 - 09:50
Michael Jansen typically teaches his students to solve qualitative chemical equilibrium problems using an ICE table but once students have mastered this skill, he introduces LeChâtelier’s Principle and a modified quantitative ICE table.
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by Melissa Hemling
Tue, 03/01/2022 - 08:03

Bring the fun of the viral word game "Wordle" into the chemistry classroom!

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by Josh Kenney
Mon, 02/28/2022 - 10:21

Recently, Josh Kenney took time from his regular scheduled chemistry curriculum to investigate a student's claim that chocolate cake was an acid-base indicator. 

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by Joseph Lomax
Sun, 02/27/2022 - 19:55

In two connected ways, thermodynamics describes how both physical or chemical processes spontaneously trend towards equilibrium. This post is concerned with showing how free energy (ΔGrxn) changes as the reaction quotient (Q) changes as both trend towards the special condition, equilibrium, described by the constant K.


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by Tom Kuntzleman
Tue, 02/22/2022 - 18:21

Tom Kuntzleman conducts a safer "mercury-like" beating heart experiment with an added splash of gratefulness.

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