Chemistry Department

Dr. Roy Clark, Professor Emeritus

Roy Clark, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Chemistry MTSU

PhD, 1965, Louisiana State University, Physical Chemistry

Since retirement in 1996 I have spent my time reading, writing, watching Lawrence Welk reruns, traveling around the world with my lovely wife, and bowling on Tuesday nights. I am FAQ editor for The Chemical Educator and write a feature for The Journal of Chemical Education titled "The Physics Teacher"; about once per year. The publications below were all written after my retirement.

TO MY FORMER STUDENTS: This material will be on the next test.

Publications

Roy W. Clark, "Logic Lessons Lost";, J. Chem. Educ., 2010, 87(9), pp 901-902.

Roy W. Clark, "The Physics Teacher: ";The Physics First Curriculum for High School: Do Chemists Even Know This Is Happening?"; J. Chem. Educ., 2008, 85, 490.

Roy W. Clark, "The Four States of Matter-Solid, Squishy, Liquid, and Gas,"; J. Chem. Educ., 2007, 84, 588.

Judith M. Bonicamp and Roy W. Clark, "Textbook Error: Short Circuiting an Electrochemical Cell,"; J. Chem. Educ., 2007, 84, 731.

Roy W. Clark, "The Physics Teacher: Black Boxes, Frozen Lakes, and What = mc 2?"; J. Chem. Educ., 2005, 82, 1611.

Roy W. Clark, "Sliders, Staircases, and Seduction," J. Chem. Educ., 2005, 82, 200.

Roy W. Clark, "Chemistry and Physics Teachers Have a Lot in Common,"; J. Chem. Educ., 2004, 81, 466.

Roy W. Clark, "To a Physics Teacher a Mass is a Mass. To a Chemistry Teacher a Mass is a Mess,"; J. Chem. Educ., 2003, 80, 14.

Roy W. Clark, "The Overlap of Chemistry and Physics";, J. Chem. Educ., 2002, 79, 154.

Roy W. Clark, "FXChem 2 (by Efofex Software)"; J. Chem. Educ., 2002, 79, 1421.

Roy W. Clark, "Toward a Dynamic Lewis Notation,"; Chemical Educator, 7 , (5), 2002, (249-257).

Judith M. Bonicamp, Ashley Loflin, and Roy W. Clark, "The Measurement of Activity Coefficients in Concentrated Electrolyte Solutions. An Experiment for the Physical Chemistry Laboratory,"; J. Chem. Educ., 2001, 78, 1541.

Roy W. Clark, "The Physics Teacher: Faraday as a Lecturer";, J. Chem. Educ., 2001, 78, 449.

Roy W. Clark and Judith M. Bonicamp, "Reply to LTE re Ksp"; J. Chem. Educ., 2000, 77, 1558.

Roy W. Clark, "Why Do Chemists Weigh Things in Grams Instead of Gamus?"; Chemical Educator, 7 , (4), 2002, (192-194).

Roy W. Clark, "An Audio Analogy to FT-NMR and FT-IR Spectroscopy,"; Chemical Educator, 5 , (6), 2000, (306-311).

Roy W. Clark, "The Structure of Chemistry,"; J. Chem. Educ., 1999, 76, 1612.

Roy W. Clark, "TPT Featured Articles";, J. Chem. Educ., 1999, 76, 1180.

Roy W. Clark and Judith M. Bonicamp,"Beers Law is not a Straight Line: Amplification of errors by Transformation."; Chemical Educator, 4,(3), 1999,(81-88).

Roy W. Clark and Judith M. Bonicamp, "The Ksp-Solubility Conundrum";, J. Chem. Educ., 1998, 75, 1182.

Roy W. Clark and Michael J. Smith, "Digital Capacitance Meters in the Physical Chemistry Lab,"; J. Chem. Educ., 1998, 75, 768.

Letters to the Editor:

"Logic Lessons Lost Responds."; J. Chem. Educ., 2011, 88 (4), pp 381-382.

"The Flyleaf Periodic Table"; Responds, J. Chem. Educ.. 2008, 85 (11), p. 149.

"The Flyleaf Periodic Table"; J. Chem. Educ., 2008,85, 497.

"Response to Keeping Our Cool,"; J. Chem. Educ., 2007,84, 232.

"Getting the Lead Out,"; J. Chem. Educ., 2006, 83, 548.

"Can We Afford Affordances?"; J. Chem. Educ., 2004, 81, 486.

"Death of the Chemistry Textbook? I Think Not,"; J. Chem. Educ., 2004, 81, 335.

"Three Dimensional Model for Water: Magnets as Chemical Bonds,"; J. Chem. Educ., 2004, 81, 34.

"Beer's Law Revoked?"; J. Chem. Educ., 2001, 78, 694.