UC Riverside 2011
AP Institute
July 25 - July 28, 2011

Greg Aniol
Riverside Poly High School

Susan Ballard
Edison High School

OJ Cantos
Don Antonio Lugo High School

Fernando Centeno
Jurupa Valley High School

Richard Fan
California Military Institute

Melanie Fine
Coachella Valley High School

Michael Gill
Bloomington High School

Emmie Glancy
Canyon Springs High School

Sheri Harris
Arlington High School

Shanini Mahon
Damien High School

Heather Murillo
Citrus Valley High School

Jacob Ray
Rancho Verdi High School

Christopher Saucedo
Western Christian High School

Tiffany Sejut
La Costa Canyon High School

Stephanie Self
Sierra Vista High School

Cheri Gail Sy
Lynwood High School

Michail Tagami
Southwest High School

Claire Tarango
Hesperia High School

James Vanmeter
Arlington High School

Paul Groves
South Pasadena High School

Resources from Paul or Mentioned During the Institute

Answers: Hydrolysis Labette [Word]
This worksheet is not as obvious as the others and deserves an answer sheet. I am understanding more and more about conjugate acids and bases and I may go back and revise this labette. I wanted two examples of conjugate bases of weak acids and two examples of conjugate acids of weak bases. The conjugate bases were fine (acetate ion and sulfite ion). I am learning that the only common conjugate acid of a weak base is ammonium ion. Read the explanation to see what I mean. Just to let you know... even after 25 years of teaching AP chemistry, I am still learning and refining my understanding of this stuff!

Lab Handout: Analysis of a Zinc-Aluminum Alloy (.pdf)
Here is the handout of the lab we performed on campus on Tuesday.

ChemEd -- A Great Summer Meeting
On even-numbered years, there is a big summer chemistry meeting called the BCCE (Biennial Conference in Chemical Education). In 2010 it was at Denton, TX. On odd-numbered years, you can go to ChemEd. In 2011 it will be in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Here is a link.

Gels (theatrical cellophane) used in the ROYGBV Photoelectric Effect Demo
Roscolux Rx25 (Lt. Red) -- (this leaks a little)
Roscolux Rx22 (Deep Amber)
Roscolux Rx10 (Med. Yellow)
[Note: I put some of the Med. Yellow behind the Red and Orange windows, too.]
Roscolux Rx 389 (Chroma Green)
Roscolux Rx 68 (Sky Blue)
Roscolux Rx48 (Rose Purple)
I bought my gels at: Premier Lighting.

Here are a couple of my Written Lecture and Lab Notes in their original condition... so you can see the pictures better.
  1. Atomic Structure and Bonding Lecture [Word | Acrobat]
  2. Predicting Reactions Lecture [Word | Acrobat] and Labs [Word | Acrobat]
  3. Equilibrium Lecture [Word | Acrobat] and Labs [Word | Acrobat]
  4. Redox Lecture [Word | Acrobat] and Labs [Word | Acrobat]

Great Resources from the Participants!

Resources From Former Years:
Website: Activity of Metals Simulation
John Gelder at Oklahoma State University has many useful simulations and animations that he uses in this chemistry classes as well as his distance learning classes. It is worth looking around his site for little gems such as this one. They may be part of his chemistry courses. Explore.

Website: Tom Greenbowe at Iowa State--Lab Simulations
I have worked on some committees with Tom Greenbowe and he has been developing some great-looking laboratory simulations. This looks like the main page for finding all of them, but I haven't fully explored the site. They generally have nice graphics and are interactive.