Sunday, November 30, 2014

Specific heat of calcium

As seen here, you wouldn't be able to determine the identity of a calcium unknown thru specific heat in the same manner done for less reactive metals. My CHE 113/111 students need to recognize this...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A short primer on antibiotics from C&E News

All about antibiotics, well...not all, but a bit of useful information!

From Chemical and Engineerinf News (C&EN)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Chemical Flame Tests

Recall that each element has a characteristic atomic emission spectrum, this is a nice graphic related to this concept!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

For my students, it PAY$ to be concerned about getting the structure correct!

To all my current and former students, especially those entering Orgo 1 this close attention to get the structure right...I'm certain the folks at PSU are wishing they had!