• Attractive and repulsive forces between atoms

    My understanding is that, as two hydrogen atoms approach, attraction is stronger initially but repulsion is stronger at shorter distances.  Taking the simplistic view that protons and electrons are discrete parti...
    David Rosen
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  • Carbon Snake: demonstrating the dehydration power of concentrated sulfuric acid

    A twist in the dehydration of sucrose demonstration using conc. sulfuric acid: A small amount of yellow-green powder (p-nitroaniline) is placed in a crucible and 1 ml of concentrated sulfuric acid is added while bein...
    Andres Tretiakov
    created by Andres Tretiakov
  • Four undergrads attended the Sparkle communications workshop

    What did you think about it. Was it useful? Would you recommend it to other undergrads?
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  • Students at New Orleans  - Provide your input!

    The ACS Board of Directors wants to hear from its members, especially student members.  Participate in the online discussion about what more the ACS can provide to you in the discussion: Share thoughts with the A...
  • ACS Chemistry-Based Student Technology Award

    The ACS Chemistry-Based Technology Student Award recognizes chemistry-based technology students who exhibit outstanding academic performance. Administered by the ACS Committee on Technician Affairs, the award honors t...
    Mark Obrien
    created by Mark Obrien
  • Hello guys... I m new to your community :)

    Hello everybody out there... I am a Physics student in UTM Malaysia. I attended a workshop today about paper publishing and proposal writing (the talks given by Dr. Steven Meyer and Dr. Dat Tran...) it was impressive....
    Zuhaib Haider
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  • Does anybody want to better understand a random, sticky gas?

    Why Mosh Pits Make For A Good Physics LessonHeavy metal music helps researchers better understand panicked crowds. Why Mosh Pits Make For A Good Physics Lesson | Popular Science  
    Joseph Sabol
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  • Two-Year College Chemistry Landscape 2013 survey is now open

    The survey, Two-Year College Chemistry Landscape 2013: Faculty Responsibilities and Practices is now open to all full- and part-time faculty who teach chemistry in two-year college programs. The survey will provide a ...
    Blake Aronson
    created by Blake Aronson
  • Applying For REU's

    I am beginning to apply for REU's in the summer and I was wondering if anyone has any tips about the process? I am unfortunately late to start this process, so getting in anywhere would be a success for me. Any advice...
    Zachary Waszczak
    created by Zachary Waszczak
  • Gold Bullion Vault - Periodic Table of Videos

    The Bank of England protects about £197 billion ($315bn) worth of gold, according to the mostly recently published figures.
    Frederico Colon
    created by Frederico Colon
  • MS and PhD in Environmental Chemistry

         The Chemistry Department at SUNY-ESF, located in Syracuse, New York, focuses on applications of the central science to solve interdisciplinary problems.  We offer research-based MS and Ph...
    Theodore Dibble
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  • Undergrad Student looking for short courses

    Hey everyone   I am interested in taking some free courses via internet, these courses include analytical instrumentation, organic chemistry, material science, and pretty much anything else that's out there. If...
    Daniel Terry
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  • Starting a Study Abroad Program

    I currently teach at a community college in California and have noticed several flyers posted around campus for summer study abroad opportunities for Biology/Geology and Geology/Physical Science.  The first is a ...
    Kent McCorkle
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  • "Chemistry Education: The Case for Business Skills" at ACS 243nm San Diego

    PROF, CEPA, and SCHB are organizing the symposium "Chemistry Education: The Case for Business Skills" at ACS 243nm San Diego.  If you have suggestions for speakers or questions on the direction of the symposium, ...
    Joseph Sabol
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  • Is that Priceless Painting the Real Deal or a Cheap Fake? [Video]

    Find out about the scientific techniques, many based on chemistry, used to examine paintings at the molecular level and determine whether they are fakes or the "real deal."  
    Frederico Colon
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  • Rare Earths: Valuable and in Short Supply

    Rare earths are not particularly rare, but the places where they occur have many people worried about a continual supply to keep our electronics running. Read more... Rare earth oxides (clockwise from top center):...
    Frederico Colon
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  • Attack of the Gluten

    Some people have skin rashes and stomach cramps when they eat foods that contain gluten, a substance found in wheat, barley, and rye. Why are these people sensitive to gluten, and what can they eat instead? Learn m...
    Frederico Colon
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  • Computers help students with Chem 1025 & 1045

    George W.J. Kenney, Jr AA, BS, MS Organic Chemistry 15 years as an Analytical Chemist with Eastman Kodak in Roch, NY 20 years as a high tech Computer Software Wiz Bang on classified government projects 3 years as Prof...
    George Kenney
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  • 24 Hours: Your Food on the Move!

    What happens to food after we eat it? We usually don’t think about it, but our body does an amazing job at keeping the nutrients that we need and throwing away the food parts that we don’t. Learn more...
    Frederico Colon
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  • Up for Discussion: A Tan – Quick, Easy, and Safe?

    What is the best way to get a tan? We look at the various options—sun tan, tanning beds,  tanning creams, and lotions—and discuss their advantages and potential safety issues in the ChemMatters articl...
    Frederico Colon
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