(1) Delta Gamma | (2) FUN | (3) Benzene Boys | (4) Freudian Slip (Formerly known as "Five Girls and a Guy") | (5) The Organics | (6) The Watchamacallits | (7) The Backside Attackers | (8) Viel Gluck | (9) The Isotopes | (10) The Players | (11) Hydrogen Bombs | (12) The Sesquicentennial Samplers | (13) The Usual Suspects | (14) The "O" Squad | (15) Brady Bunch | (16) Clueless in Chemistry | (17) Covalently Bonded | (18) PLEFKA | (19) Wade's Warriors | (20) Magic 6 | (21) Things To Do | (22) Tigers | (23) The Straight Chain Alkanes | (24) Pi Bonded | (25) Operation Organic | (26) Herbal Essence | (27) Catch-27 | (28) BUCKY BALLERS | (29) THE COULOMB CLUB | (30) Creatively Challenged | (31) The Organiphiles | (32) Lori's Gang | (33) Men at Work | (34) Our Group | (35) The Totally Organic Experience | (36) Free Radicals | (37) Tiffany's Group

Group Projects: Groups, Topics and Peer Evaluations.


Ch1: Group 26. Ch2: Groups 9 & 28. Ch3: Groups 7, 12 & 31. Ch4: Groups 2, 4, 6 & 8. Ch5: Groups 3 & 33. Ch6: Groups 13, 22, 25 & 34. Ch7: -. Ch8: Group 23. Ch9: -. Ch10: -. Ch11: Groups 10 & 21. Ch12: Groups 20. Ch13: -. Ch14: Group 17. Ch15: Groups 1 and 15. Ch16: Group 19. Ch17: -. Ch18: -. Ch19: Groups 30 & 32. Ch20: Group 18. Ch21: -. Ch22: -. Ch23: Group 11. Ch24: Groups 4, 5, 16 & 24. Ch25: Groups 14 & 36. Ch26: -.


Group 1: Delta Gamma, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 15. Ultraviolet Spectroscopy.
ARCTIC OZONE LOSS CAUSES CONCERN FOR EUROPE, N. AMERICA

The St-Louis Post Dispatch, January 19, 1999.
Sunburn, Skin Wrinkling, Eye Damage, Cancer
Refrigerants, Ultraviolet Radiation, Arctic Votex
Peer Review Evaluation=95/100, Second Highest Peer Review Score! Congratulations!

Group 2: FUN, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 4. The Study of Chemical Reactions. Radical Chemistry.
CAN FOODS FORESTALL AGING

Judy McBride, Agricultural Research Magazine, February 1999
Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity, Food, Long-term Memory
Radicals, Antioxidants
Peer Review Evaluation=94/100, Third Highest Peer Review Score! Congratulations!

Group 3: Benzene Boys, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 5. Stereochemistry.
POLARIZED LIFE

David Schneider, American Scientific, 1998.
Astronomy, Celestial Dust Cloud, Chirality, Homochirality
Polarized Light, Optical Activity, Chiral Organic Molecules.
Peer Review Evaluation=94/100, Third Highest Peer Review Score! Congratulations!

Group 4: Freudian Slip, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 24: Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins
NEW TECHNIQUE COULD INCREASE TREATMENT TIME FOR VICTIMS OF STROKES SQUIRTING DRUG DIRECTLY INTO BRAIN CAN REVERSE EFFECTS, DOCTORS SAY

Associated Press and St. Louis Post Dispatch, Feb. 5, 1999
Stroke, Blood Clots
Prourokinase, TPA, Plasminogen, Fibrinogen
Peer Review Evaluation=91/100,

Group 5: The Organics, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 24. Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
RESEARCH LINKS EATING DISORDER TO CHEMICAL IMBALANCE IN BRAIN

Associated Press, St. Louis Dispatch, February 15, 1999.
Bulimia, Chemical Imbalance, Biologically Rooted
Tryptophan, Amino Acids, Serotonin
Peer Review Evaluation=85/100,

Group 6: The Watchamacallits, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 4. The Study of Chemical Reactions. Radical Reactions.
NO LAUGHING MATTER: RIVER EMITTING N2O

Environmental News Network, Tuesday Jan. 12, 1999
Atmospheric Chemistry, Ozone Depletion, Agricultural Waste, Air & Water Pollution
Free Radical Chain Reactions, Bond Dissociation Energies
Peer Review Evaluation=94/100, Third Highest Peer Review Score! Congratulations!

Group 7: The Backside Attackers, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 3: Structure and Stereochemistry of Alkanes
RETURN OF THE KILLER TREES

Henry Fountain, New York Times, November 3, 1998
Air Pollution, Aerosol, Atmospheric Chemistry, Tree Chemistry
Oxidation of Alkanes, Photolysis, Carboxylic Acids
Peer Review Evaluation=89/100,

Group 8: Viel Gluck, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 4: The Study of Chemical Reactions. Free radicals.
ARE EXPERTS CLOSING IN ON THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH?

Thomas H. Maugh, II, Los Angeles Times, Monday, September 8, 1997
DNA mutation, Aging, Lifespan Reduction
Free Radicals, DNA, Proteins, and Membranes
Peer Review Evaluation=92/100,

Group 9: The Isotopes, Group Dynamics Report (first to submit, 3/18)
Chapter 2. Structure and Properties of Organic Molecules
EXPLORING OPTIONS FOR CARBONDIOXIDE CAPTURE AND MANAGEMENT

Carola Hanisch, Environmental Science and Technology, February 1, 1999.
Enhanced Oil Recovery, Coalbed Methan Recovery, Hydrogen Power
Lewis Structures, Hybridization, Dipole Moments
Peer Review Evaluation=95/100, Second Highest Peer Review Score! Congratulations!

Group 10: The Players, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 11. Reactions of Alcohols.
SECONDARY FERMENTATION

Ray Daniels, Homebrewing, 1996.
Fermentation, Alcohol Production, Beer Making
Sugar, Carbon Dioxide, Alcohol
Peer Review Evaluation=92/100,

Group 11: Hydrogen Bombs, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 23: Carbohydrates and Nucleic Acids
SUNSCREEN EACH DAY COULD KEEP THE CANCER AWAY

Kathleen Doheny. Los Angeles Times, May 14, 1997.
Skin Cancer, Prevention, Mutation
DNA Damage, Photolysis
Peer Review Evaluation=89/100,

Group 12: The Sesquicentennial Samplers, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 3. Structure and Stereochemistry of Alkanes.
SMOG LINKED TO LUNG CANCER IN MEN

N.N., ENN, The Environmental News Network December 11,1998.
Asthma, Pollution, Respiration
Nitrogen Dioxide, Ozone, Acid Vapor
Peer Review Evaluation=85/100,

Group 13: The Usual Suspects, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 6. Alkyl Halides: Nucleophilic Substitution and Elimination.
THE MISSING INGREDIENT IN THE OZONE TALKS- CORPORATION

By Ben Gilmour, September 17, 1997.
Hydrocarbons, Greenhouse Effect, Ozone Layer
Refrigerants, CFCs, HCFCs, Methyl Bromide
Peer Review Evaluation=86/100,

Group 14: The "O" Squad, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 25. Lipids. (The story is on Steroids abd Carotenoids.)
PERSONAL HEALTH: TAKING CARE OF YOUR EYES.

Jane E. Brody, New York Times, July 2, 1997.
Macular Degeneration, Oxidative Damage, Aging, Fruits & Vegetables
Antioxidants, Radicals, Oxidation.
Peer Review Evaluation=88/100,

Group 15: Brady Bunch, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 15: Ultraviolet Spectroscopy.
POWER PLANTS

David Tenenbaum, The Why? Files, University of Wisconsin, April 2, 1998.
Artificial Photosynthesis, Alternative Power
Electromagnetic Spectrum, Electron Transfer
Peer Review Evaluation=88/100,

Group 16: Clueless in Chemistry, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 24. Amino Acids, Peptides, & Proteins.
CHEMICAL MALFUNCTION PLAYS ROLE IN BULIMIA, RESEARCHERS SAY

Associated Press and CNN, February 14, 1999.
Bulimia, Neurotransmitters, Appetite Regulation
Amino Acids, Tryptophan, Serotonin
Peer Review Evaluation=90/100,

Group 17: Covalently Bonded, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter Number in Wade 4/e & Chapter Theme
EPA WANTS CLEANER GAS, LIGHT TRUCKS

By Martha M. Hamilton and Warren Brown, Washington Post, February 18, 1999
Sulphur Emissions, Vehicle Emissions, Air Quality, Health Standards
Nitrogen Oxides, Hydrocarbons, Components of Smog
Peer Review Evaluation=89/100,

Group 18: PLEFKA, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 20. Carboxylic Acids.
POISIONOUS PLASTICS (PHTHALATES/PHTHALIC ACID)

By Jeffry Kluger, Time, March 1, 1999.
Issues Raised
Relevant Chemistry Topic
Peer Review Evaluation=96/100, Highest Peer Review Score! Congratulations!

Group 19: Wade's Warriors, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 16. Aromatic Compounds.
PCBs IN TEXAS DOLPHINS A WARNING TO HUMANS

Environment News Service, February 19, 1999.
Pollution, Bioaccumulation, Biomagnification
Aromatic Compounds, PCBs, Adverse Effects in Animals
Peer Review Evaluation=94/100, Third Highest Peer Review Score! Congratulations!

Group 20: Magic 6, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 12. Infrared Spectroscopy & Mass Spectroscopy
TO GO WHERE NO MD HAD GONE BEFORE

Bruce Owen, Winnipeg Free Press, Monday, April 14, 1997.
Diagnostic Techniques in Alzheimer's Disease and Leukemia, Blood Analysis, Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring, Skin Grafting, Fiber Optics & Computers
Infrared Spectroscopy, Interpreting Infrared Spectra
Peer Review Evaluation=86/100,

Group 21: Things To Do, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 11: Reaction of Alcohols.
SCIENTISTS FOCUS ON THE CHANCES AN ASTEROID MIGHT HIT US

By Charles Petit, U.S. News & World Report, March 23, 1998.
Mass Extinctions, Asteroid Impact
Photosynthesis, Air Pollution, Atmospheric Chemistry, Ultraviolet Spectrum
Peer Review Evaluation=77/100,

Group 22: Tigers, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 6. Alkyl Halides.
HOT COOLANTS

Tim Beardsley, Scientific American, July 1998.
Illegal Trade, Emissions, Coolants, Ozone Hole
Halogenated Alkanes, CFCs
Peer Review Evaluation=86/100,

Group 23: The Straight Chain Alkanes, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 8. Reactions of Alkenes.
WORLD TO DISCUSS PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS

Enviromental News Network Staff, Environmental News Network, Wednesday, June 24, 1998.
Persistant Organic Pollutants, Heptachlor, Aldrin, Endrin
Addition Reaction, Epoxidation, Peroxyacid, Glycol
Peer Review Evaluation=94/100, Third Highest Peer Review Score! Congratulations!

Group 24: Pi Bonded, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 24. Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins.
DRUGS: NEW DANGERS FOR PARTY-GOERS

The Oakland Post, November 19, 1997.
Rape, Drug, Street-Drugs, Tactile Pleasure Enhancer
Chemical keywords ... (to come)
Peer Review Evaluation=89/100,

Group 25: Operation Organic, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 6 Alkyl Halides: Nucleophilic Substitution and Elimination
CUP OF COFFEE EQUIVALENT TO THREE ORANGES

Chemistry and Industry News, April 21, 1997.
Coffee, Antioxidants, Lipid Oxidation
Heterocyclic Compounds, Caffeine, Furfural
Peer Review Evaluation=93/100,

Group 26: Herbal Essence, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 1. Introduction and Review.
NOBEL WINNER SEABORG DIES

Michael Warren, ABC News, February 27, 1999.
Living Legend, Giants in Science, Scholar and Educator
Transuranium Elements, Discovery of Elements, Periodic Table
Peer Review Evaluation=82/100,

Group 27: Catch-27, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 24: Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins.
'FAST TRACK' DRUG TO TREAT DIABETES TIED TO 33 DEATHS

David Willman, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 6, 1998.
Diabetes, Drug Approval, Rezulin
Hormones, Peptides, Insulin
Peer Review Evaluation=90/100,

Group 28: BUCKY BALLERS, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 2. Structures and Properties of Organic Molecules.
CARBONS FROM HEAVEN

Science News from ABC.com, February 19, 1999.
Origin of Life, Outer Space Genesis
PAHs, Aromatic Compounds, Biologically Useful Molecules
Peer Review Evaluation=94/100, Third Highest Peer Review Score! Congratulations!

Group 29: THE COULOMB CLUB, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 4. The Study of Chemical Reactions.
MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN GAS RELEASES BAFFLES SCIENTISTS

CNN News, December 16, 1998.
Volcanic Activity, Greenhouse Effect, Carbon Dioxide Poisoning.
Carbon Dioxide.
Peer Review Evaluation=89/100,

Group 30: Creatively Challenged, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 19. Amines.
FIVE KILLED, 14 HURT IN PLANT EXPLOSION

Associated Press and Columbia Dialy Tribune, February 22,1999.
Computer Chip Production, Pollution/Contamination, Chemical Hazards
Amines, Oxidation, Kinetics
Peer Review Evaluation=91/100,

Group 31: The Organiphiles, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 3: Structure and Stereochemistry of Alkanes.
E.P.A. SAYS CATALYTIC CONVERTER IS GROWING CAUSE FOR GLOBAL WARMING

Matthew L. Wald. New York Times. May 29, 1998.
Catalytic Converters , Global Warming, Emissions, Fuel Additives
Combustion, Uses of Alkanes, Catalysis
Peer Review Evaluation=94/100, Third Highest Peer Review Score! Congratulations!

Group 32: Lori's Gang, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 19. Amines.
DEA AND WAL-MART ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO REDUCE AVAILABILITY OF OTC DRUGS USED IN CLANDESTINE MANUFACTURE OF METHAMPHETAMINE IN THE U.S.

Department of Justice, Press Release, April 9, 1997.
Synthetic Drugs, DEA, Speed, Methamphetamine Labs.
Amphetamines, Pseudophedrine, Phenylpropanolamine.
Peer Review Evaluation=89/100,

Group 33: Men at Work, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 5. Stereochemistry.
THALIDOMIDE IS APPROVED FOR U.S. USE, WITH STRICT SAFEGUARDS

Sheryl G. Stolberg, New York Times, July 17, 1998.
Birth Defects, AIDS Therapy
Chirality, Thalidomide
Peer Review Evaluation=91/100,

Group 34: Our Group, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 6, Alkyl Halides: Nucleophilic Substitution and Elimination.
EVERYDAY EXPOSURE TO TOXIC POLLUTANTS

Wayne R. Ott and John W. Roberts, Scientific American, February 1998.
Toxic Pollutants, Pesticides, Household products
DDT, Chlordane, Tetrachloroethylene, Chloroform, Benzene
Peer Review Evaluation=91/100,

Group 35: The Totally Organic Experience, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter X?
DANGEROUS DIET DRUGS

E. J. Gong Jr., ABC News, July 8, 1998.
Valvular Heart Disease, Serotonin, Weight Loss Medicines
Fenfluramine, Phentermine
Peer Review Evaluation=88/100,

Group 36: Free Radicals, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 25. Lipids.
McGUIRE USES SUBSTANCES BANNED IN SOME SPORTS

Joe Drape, The New York Times, August 22, 1998.
Hormones, Dehydration, Heart Attack
Testosterone, Amino Acids, Andsterone, Steroids
Peer Review Evaluation=79/100,

Group 37: Tiffany's Group, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 2. Structure and Properties of Organic Molecules.
THREE AMERICANS WIN NOBEL PRICE IN MEDICINE

Columbia Missouri Tribune Online, October 12, 1998.
Impotence, Hormones, Blood Circulation
Viagra, Nitrogen Oxide
Peer Review Evaluation=84/100,