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- Letter to the editors (page 2).
- High ∆H topics - Down with the Zero by Andrea Ricci (page 3) - Andrea describes why giving zeros for work that is late or not submitted is not the correct penalty.
- A tough question - 2008 Chem13 News Exam by Carey Bissonnette (pages 4 and 5) - Carey reviews a question on equilibrium that only 8% of students writing the Chem13 News Exam had correct.
- Ed Doadt’s Chemistry on the Internet: website reviews part 2 - (page 6).
- Book review (page 8) - Lyle Sadavoy reviews Joe Schwarcz's new book called "An Apple a Day - The Myths, Misconceptions and Truths about the Food We Eat."
- Cool curves: a simple example of first-order analysis by Charles Marzzacco (pages 9-10) - Charles presents a pseudo first-order kinetic process with the cooling of hot water in an insulated cup.
- Gas constant su-chem-du (page 10).
- A rosey-red crostic by Gerry Toogood (pages 12-13) - another one of Gerry’s challenging crostics.
- Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) Canadian Chemistry Contest, 2008 winners (page 14).
- Chem13 News' Top Forty Contributors
- The quantum atom puzzle (PDF) by Darrell Beach (page 15).
- More questions & answers (PDF) by Irwin Talesnick (page 16) - from the question and answer series, Irwin explains why calcium metal with water and sulphuric acid reacts differently that a teacher expected.
- My chemical odyssey (PDF) by George B. Kauffman (page 17) - George describes reviews his career in chemistry and chemical education.
- Cartoons (PDF) by Ian Skinner (page 18) - carbon footprint and hydrogen power cartoons.
- Introduction to moles (PDF) by Glen Loveridge (pages 18-19) - Glen’s shares how he introduced the mole to his students.