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I was surprised by the article from Tim Allman in the March issue of Chem 13 News. I have never failed to detect magnesium nitride after heating magnesium in the air.
Description from PBS website: Where do nature’s building blocks, called the elements, come from? They’re the hidden ingredients of everything in our world, from the carbon in our bodies to the metals in our smartphones.
I’m always on the lookout for new and effective ways in my courses to enhance communication with and the engagement of my students. Increasingly, students and teachers alike are turning to electronic means to connect, as it allows communication to occur both asynchronously and over a distance, removing the “same time/same place” limitations of the classroom or office.
I have just signed up for Twitter. Truthfully, I resisted as long as possible, having previously enjoyed making disparaging Twitter comments, such as not wanting to know what Tom Cruise had for breakfast. Really, what could be said in 140 characters? But I was told that as the chair of ChemEd 2013, I would be expected to tweet. So I signed up to get a taste of what Twitter is all about.