A series of events on a cold winter’s day are used to introduce various concepts associated with solutions, including driving forces behind solution formation and colligative properties….Continue Reading Winter Woes
Categories: Introductory (majors and non-majors)
Who Owns the Geritol Solution?
The Geritol solution is based on the premise that iron availability limits primary productivity in the high-nutrient, low-productivity zones of certain ocean waters….Continue Reading Who Owns the Geritol Solution?
Tracy Lynn’s “Yellow Banana”
Students learn about conservation of momentum in working through this problem….Continue Reading Tracy Lynn’s “Yellow Banana”
The Sweet Spot
Students use two-dimensional kinematics to estimate reaction times for pitchers, distance ranges, and trajectories of baseballs….Continue Reading The Sweet Spot
Terror in the Toilet Bowl
…provides students with an opportunity (1) to learn how to derive the rate law of a mechanism from initial rate and concentration data, and (2) to learn what sort of information might be obtained from plotting concentration vs. time data from a kinetic experiment….Continue Reading Terror in the Toilet Bowl