This group is for members of the Lehigh Valley Section to network, stay updated on local section events/accomplishments, and share helpful resources. The Lehigh Valley Section of the American Chemical Society was founded in 1894 and serves the Lehigh Valley Area including regions of Northeast Pennsylvania, Southern New York and Northwest New Jersey.
David Lewis, Univ. of Wisconsin/Eau Claire, speaker Thursday, February 18th / 7:00 pm Zoom Link: http://bit.ly/2XZS9H0 CONTACT: Roger Egolf [email@example.com] Every student of organic chemistry for the last four decades, at least, has learned two empirical rules: Markovnikov's Rule for electrophilic addition to alkenes, and Zaitsev's Rule for base elimination of alkyl halides. The other thing about Markovnikov and Zaitsev is that they hated each other, carrying on a life-long feud that I contend led, in part, to Zaitsev's Rule. The careers of these two fascinating individuals will be highlighted in this talk, along with my perspective on the origins of their eponymous rules and of the feud.
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Lehigh Valley ACS Webinar Thursday, January 14, 2021; 7:00 p.m. Can you answer the following questions (no fair consulting the internet) … “What does ‘S.C.R.A.M’ stand for?” “You have four relatively low-level radioactive cookies: one is an alpha particle, the second is a beta particle, the third is a gamma ray, and the fourth is a neutron. You must eat one, put one in your pocket, keep one in your hand, and throw one away. Which is which?” No? Why not join our webinar by nuclear chemist Bob Artz!
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Speakers from Lehigh Valley ACS colleges tell us their formative stories in a video format during a Facebook Live Event! Do you know… What LVACS institutions of higher education had an M.D.-holding chair as their first chemistry professor? Where was the hydrofluoric acid bottle invented? What famous chemical company had its roots at Lafayette? No? Curious? Like to win a prize for the correct answers? Take a look at our '20 Question' Quiz on Lehigh Valley ACS Section Chemistry on our website Meetings and Events - Lehigh Valley Section of the American Chemical Society then tune in to our Facebook Live event! Who knows...the answers may be lurking therein... LVACS Facebook Live: Facebook Live The colleges and universities of our section will present brief pre-recorded summaries of their histories and a snapshot of their current degree programs while we field your expert answers to questions such as those above, chat about our section and get your ideas on new activities we can sponsor. Participating schools are: Lehigh University, Penn State/Berks, Penn State/Lehigh Valley, Lafayette College, Moravian College, Albright College, Cedar Crest College, DeSales University and Muhlenberg College
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