Chemistry & Physics

 

Drs. MacGowan and Padgett publish in the Journal of Chemical Education

Dr. Cathy MacGowan and Dr. Lea Padgett, chemistry, have published an article in the Journal of Chemical Education. The article, titled "Thermometry as a Teaching Tool for Graphing: A First-Day Introductory Chemistry Laboratory Experiment" was published in the June 2013 issue of the journal on pages 910-913.  The focus of the paper is to reinforce graphing by investigating the thermal expansion of a liquid.  The paper describes an experiment faculty can use where students record the data, are introduced to physical properties of liquids and practice data analysis via spreadsheet software on the first day of laboratory.