Articles

    Duties of Section Councilors Explained

    This is an updated version of an article appearing in the April 1997 issue of the Chemical Bulletin. It should help you with your decisions in electing councilors and alternate councilors in the upcoming Chicago Section election. Remember to cast your vote in our fall election. Have you ever wonder...

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    Purple Cauliflower Indicator

    June, 2015: Kids, did you know that cauliflower also comes in orange and purple colors? And that you can make designs using purple cauliflower and lemon juice? Make a quick trip to the grocery store with an adult partner and find out how! First, a little science. The deep purple color of purple ca...

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    A Peep Into the Speed of Light

    May, 2015: Kids, did you know that you can calculate the speed of light using common materials in your kitchen? The speed of light is 299,792,458 meters per second, or 670,616,629 miles per hour. According to an entertaining NPR video from Skunk Bear, the speed of light is easy to calculate using P...

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    Making a Salt Saline Solution

    April, 2015: Kids, did you know that a "saline" solution refers to a salt solution, which you can prepare yourself using readily available materials. The solution can be used as a disinfectant, sterile rinse, or for labwork (although not for contact lenses - see a note below about that). This recip...

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    A Sugar Water Density Tower

    March, 2015: Kids, you can use simple kitchen materials to make a colorful density column. This project uses colored sugar solutions with different concentrations. The solutions will form layers, from least dense, on top, to most dense (concentrated) at the bottom of the tower. You will need a tal...

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    The Chemical Bulletin - March 2015

    Click here to download The Chemical Bulletin for 2015 March.

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    The Chemical Bulletin - January/February 2015

    Click here to download The Chemical Bulletin for 2015 January/February

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    Introduction

    Members of the Chicago Section have initiated a committee to serve the local members. In their kick-off meeting in November, they developed outreach plans for Chicago area members and the community. These plans include a column in the Chicago Bulletin by our members. Topics will include networking, ...

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    WCC Index of Biographies

    People featured in WCC articles - alphabetical order Introduction January 2004 Kristin Bowman-James September 2006 Linda Brazdil June 2004 Jeanette Gecsy Grasselli Brown October 2008 Kathleen Carrado April 2004 Margaret (Marge) Cavanaugh November 2006 Lin ...

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    Rong Wang

    An Interview with Professor Wang Dr. Rong Wang is an Associate Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago. She teaches physical chemistry and runs a biophysical chemistry research group. Apart from her research and...

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