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!

http://www.compoundchem.com/2014/02/06/metal-ion-flame-test-colours-chart/

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 fall...pay close attention to get the structure right...I'm certain the folks at PSU are wishing they had!



http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/web/2014/05/Tug-War-Over-Promising-Cancer.html

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

I find this to be deliciously fun!

From the Just Like Cooking blog (http://justlikecooking.blogspot.com/2014/04/science-blackout-poetry.html)...

I'm reasonably certain that is the Carbonic anhydrase (enzyme) ribbon structure above CO2, obviously it is NOT carbon dioxide!
:)

Monday, April 28, 2014

Finals week is here!

My schedule:

Monday:
General Chemistry 2 final
Organic lab presentations
ACS exam (night)

Tuesday:
Tech Writing/Lab Safety exam
ACS exam

Wednesday:
prep course final
Faculty meeting

Thursday:
Grading

Friday:
Organic lecture final

Saturday:
Commencement