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Summary

Please prepare a 50-200-word summary that describes your GEMs item. Please keep in mind that the GEMs search function includes a free text search of the summaries. Users have indicated that they prefer a more casual writing style when reading the summaries. Since the GEMs overview page includes a separate listing of key concepts and/or laboratory techniques, you do not need to be inclusive in your summary.

Sample Outline for the summary

  1. The first sentence should identify the exercise and put it into context.
  2. The balance of the first paragraph should further describe the exercise by providing key details. For example, students were able to synthesize x using conditions y.
  3. An optional second paragraph can be included to highlight key learning advantages and how this exercise may be different from more traditional exercises.

Our goal is to help educators quickly determine if the material is appropriate for their course.

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If you are submitting an item that has not yet been published, please be sure to include your name and contact information somewhere in the document. We find that this information can be conveniently located in the footer.

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Please indicate how the item has been incorporated into your curriculum. For example, "this laboratory exercise has been used by community college students, at the sophomore level, in the organic curriculum for the past 5 years."

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Category Descriptors

To help authors identify educational materials appropriate for their courses, GEMs entries include a list of key chemistry educational concepts and laboratory techniques associated with each item. These terms can also help educators replace existing content with greener education materials.

Please create a list of key words for your GEMs item by selecting from the keywords listed below. For chemical concepts and laboratory techniques not listed below, please use the Journal of Chemical Education's key word list to identify additional terms. If you don't find the word you are looking for on the list, please add it below.

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Category Descriptors




Chemistry Concepts


Measurement/Analysis

Gravimetric Analysis (Measurement/Analysis)      
Heating and Cooling Methods (Measurement/Analysis)      
Qualitative Analysis      
Separation Science      

Mechanisms/Dynamics

Enzymes      
Equilibrium      
Kinetics      
Stoichiometry      
Thermodynamics      

Physical Properties of Matter

Boiling Points (Physical Properties of Matter)      
Melting Points and Ranges      
Phases/Phase Transitions      
Solutions/Solvents      
Sublimation (Physical Properties of Matter)      

Reactivity - descriptive chemistry

Alkenes      
Alkynes      
Aqueous Solution Chemistry      
Carbonyl Chemistry      
Electrophilic Substitution      
Elimination Reactions      
Enzyme Reactions      
Epoxides      
Esters (Reactivity)      
Fatty Acids      
Free Radicals      
Lewis Acids/Bases      
Nucleophilic Substitution      
Oxidation/Reduction Chemistry      
Pericyclic Reactions      
Phenols      

Special Topics

Biofuels      
Combinatorial Chemistry      
Coordination Chemistry      
Crystal Engineering      
Industrial Chemistry      
Nanotechnology (Special Topics)      
Natural Products      
Photochemistry      
Surface Science      
Toxicology      

Structure and Bonding

Chirality      
Computational Chemistry      

Intermolecular Forces

Hydrogen Bonding      
Noncovalent Interactions      
Molecular Mechanics/Dynamics      
Molecular Modeling      
Stereochemistry      

Synthesis - preparative chemistry

Addition Rxn      
Aldehydes/Ketones      
Amines-Ammonium Compounds      
Aromatic Compounds      
Catalysis      
Elimination Rxn      
Esters      
Ethers      
Heterocycles      
Organometallics      
Polymerization      
Preparation of Alcohols      
Reactions of Alcohols      
Solid State Chemistry      
Solid-Support Reagents      
Water - Water Chemistry      

Laboratory Techniques


Basic Techniques

Air-Sensitive Compounds      
Assembly of Reaction Apparatus      
Biological Assays      
Calibration      
Extraction and Drying Agents      
Fermentation      
Heating and Cooling Methods      
Measuring Mass and Volume      
Metallation      
Microscale Lab      
pH      
Rotary Evaporation      
Sterile Techniques      
Surface Modification      
Titration/Volumetric Analysis      
Vacuum Filtration      

Characterization

Boiling Points (Characterization)      
Calorimetry/Thermochemistry      
Contact Angle      
Melting Points and Melting Ranges      
Optical Activity and Polarity      
Instrumental Methods      

Separation and Purification

Decolorization      
Distillation      
Extraction      
Gas-Liquid Chromatography      
Liquid Chromatography      
Recrystallization      
Sublimation (Separation and Purification)      
Thin-layer Chromatography      

Spectroscopic Methods

Atomic Spectroscopy      
IR Spectroscopy      
Mass Spectrometry      
NMR Spectroscopy      
UV-Vis Spectroscopy      

Green Chemistry Principles

Analyze in Real-Time to Prevent Pollution      
Avoid Chemical Derivatives      
Design for Degradation      
Design Less Hazardous Chemical Syntheses      
Design Safer Chemicals and Products      
Increase Energy Efficiency      
Maximize Atom Economy      
Minimize the Potential for Accidents      
Prevent Waste      
Use Catalysts      
Use Renewable Feedstocks      
Use Safer Solvents/Reaction Conditions      

Chemistry Subdiscipline

Analytical Chemistry      
Biochemistry      
Environmental Chemistry      
Inorganic Chemistry      
Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary      
Materials Science      
Nanotechnology (Chemistry Subdiscipline)      
Organic Chemistry      
Physical Chemistry      
Polymer Chemistry      

Target Audience

Colleges/Universities      
General Public      
Primary Schools      
Secondary Schools      

Source


Electronic

Databases      
DVDs      
Internet Sources      
VHS      

Literature

Books      
Journal Articles      

Other

Original Contributions - unpublished