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  • Chemistry by the numbers (PDF) by David Olney, page 1, solution (page 8) - A puzzle to test your ability to decipher common chemistry numbers.
  • Book review – Table Manners by Jim Ross & Mike Lattner, (page 2) - Lyle Sadavoy reviews an introductory level reference text.
  • Chemistry on the internet by Ed Doadt (page 3) - Ed revisits Prof. Bassam Z. Shakhashiri’s website.
  • The noble gases and their relevance to 21st century chemistry teaching (PDF) by Geoff Rayner Canham (pages 4-5) - Geoff explains how the research of Neil Bartlett on noble gases is relevant to contemporary chemistry teaching.
  • Organic molecules of everyday life. 9. Histamine, by Jenn Coggan, (page 6) - The general chemical information and interesting facts about histamine are presented.
  • Su-chem-du – a contest for November 06 (PDF), (page 8) - Used are the symbols of the nine elements with the highest atomic numbers.
  • Answer to Su-chem-du contest from September (PDF) (page 8).
  • Applications Matter: Part 5 — Questions for exams, tests and exercises, by Leslie Barton, pages 9-10 - Leslie discusses how to incorporate applications into questions for high school chemistry.
  • Chemical Explorations: “Wet” dry ice (PDF), submitted by Siobhan McVay and edited by George Gross, (page 12) - Students are asked to devise and carry out a procedure for liquefying carbon dioxide in a classroom setting using its phase diagram and a list of materials.
  • Obtaining reliable data online — Phase diagram for carbon dioxide (PDF), by Lew Brubacher, (page 13) - Lew uses the task of constructing a phase diagram for carbon dioxide to demonstrate how to obtain data from ICT (International Critical Tables) online.
  • A “spell-binding” crostic, by Gerry Toogood (pages 14-15).
  • Using the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, by Lew Brubacher, (pages 16-17) - Excel is introduced to beginners using kinetic data to generate tables and graphs.
  • Chem humour, Chemical analysis of men and women (page 18).
  • Cartoons are by Nick Kim (page 2), Richard M. Furlough (page 11).