Hi, I am a high school chemistry student (by no means a chemist or professional). I am wondering how polyatomic ions obtain extra electrons/how they are formed. I understand that polyatomic ions are covalently bonded molecules, but I am curious on how they obtain the extra electrons needed to form anions and am struggling to find the answer… Show more
When atoms like Carbon are sp hybridized, why are the 4 valence electrons distributed to both the sp hybridized and the 2p unhybridized orbitals before the sp orbitals are filled? Aren't sp hybridized orbitals lower energy than the 2p orbitals?
Local Participation in National ACS Meetings The Western Michigan ACS section supports local undergraduate participation at National ACS meetings. We provide a reimbursement for (early) student registration as long as the student gives a poster or presentation. Forms are located below for the Fall ACS meeting (deadline: September 30, 2019)…
By David Constable, Science Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute In 2013, members of the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI) Chemical Manufacturers Roundtable (ChMRT), conceived a project to identify how to fundamentally change the way separation technologies are applied in the chemical processing industries. The… Show more
By Christiana Briddell, Sr. Communications Manager, ACS Green Chemistry Institute, and featuring Yalinu Poya, Ph.D. student at the University of Glasgow. When you start to scratch the surface of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the first thing that becomes apparent is that they are often interconnected and have synergistic… Show more