Ball, P. (2006). Chemistry: What chemists want to know Nature, 442(7102), 500-2. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/442500a
The Journal article “What chemists wants to know” acknowledges that chemistry as a core component in all the scientific disciplines. Therefore, the paper advocates for most of the universities chemistry departments to remodel their chemical biology to suite life sciences. The paper recognizes chemistry as a discovery science unlike other sciences such as biology, physics and earth sciences. Ball in his paper continues to recognize that chemistry has tools and concepts that are crucial in answering various queries from other disciplines. Ball believes that the major chemistry can tweak the molecular world and answer various ultimate curious human questions.
As a result of the various positive aspects of chemistry in the society, Ball provides a comprehensive overview on the various aspects that may onlybe explained by chemistry. Ball states that according to John M. Thomas one of the inorganic chemist of Royal institution of London, chemistry is a specific subject with specific elements. Its specificity has enabled it to answer various puzzling question on life such the origin of the earth, the genetic composition of the human genome and probably the atmospheric composition. Ball, through his analysis, acknowledges the function of Chemistry in providing direction to other disciplines. He further believes that chemistry is a subject of the heroes. He clearly provides various examples of Nobel laureate as a result of chemistry from various institutions.
Though the journal article provides an elaborate overview of the positive aspects of chemistry, it has failed to illuminate on what one require for mastering the major chemistry. The journal paper does not explainwhat one requires to undertake both at high school, undergraduate and higher learning institution in order to master the subject. As an academically based paper, the journal should further illuminate on the comparative analysis of chemistry major performance in relation to other subjects in various institutions. The paper further fails to illuminate on the various level of grades an individual requires to attain in order to qualify for major in chemistry in various institutions. The above observations may only be rectified by valid research study on what chemists wants to know.
Innovation, Chemistry, and jobs; Meeting the Challenges of Tomorrow Report (2011)Prepared by the ACS Presidential Task Force on Innovation in the chemical Enterprise,4-63Retrieved from www.acs.org
This report comprehensively carries out an incisive exploration on the role of chemistry innovation, entrepreneurs and small business in creating new jobs in America. The ACS presidential task force on innovation in the chemical Enterprise believes the paper illuminates that the trio holds a big position in generating new job opportunities for chemists in America. The report specifically outlines that the current landscape in chemistry; critically observes that various barriers and opportunities available for stimulating the innovations and finally provide various recommendations to enable chemists become innovators and entrepreneurs. In order to achieve the recommendations, the report outlines that ACS should develop a single organization unit inform of “technological farmers market” that provides affordable help to small upcoming companies. The provisions include relevant resources and linking them with big companies. Second, the ACS should elevate the advocacy of polices to both the state and the federal government in order to boost the business environment. Third, the ACS should work closely with academic institutions and various relevant organizational bodies in order to promote education opportunities and career pathways that comprise of entrepreneurship. Finally, the report recommends that public awareness at an early-stage should be carried out to act as a wake-up call for the entrepreneurship in the chemical enterprise.
Though the paper provides an incisive analysis on the role of chemistry innovation, entrepreneurs and small business in creating new jobs in America it has failed to provide some of the various critical issues on the subject. First, the paper mainly dwells on the various ways in which the startup chemistry companies may emerge to create jobs and fails to elaborate on the role of large companies. The paper also fails to specify the varied amount of resource that is required in order to achieve the intended results of chemistry start-ups. In order to make the report valid, these areas need to be readjusted through valid cross analysis. These readjustments will approve the report valid for use in the chemistry and entrepreneurial field.
Scalise, K. et al, (2006). Contrasting the expectations for student understanding of chemistry with levels achieved: a brief case-study of student nurses. Educational research case-study, 7(3), 170-184 Retrieved from http://www.rsc.org/images/Scalise%20final_tcm18-58359.pdf
The reportpresents a case study on a sample of nurses on their understanding on general chemistry. The paper critically analyzes the nurses understanding on basic components of chemistry such as matter composition, structure and properties. The main aim of the case study is to determine the level of understanding chemistry among these nurses that in the long run will determine their professional growth. On close analysis, the survey found out that most of the practicing nurses were limited on the basic university-level chemistry. Bearing in mind the critical position of chemistry in the nursing profession, these detrimental results indicate a pathetic position in the nursing career. The paper continues to illuminate several areas that require chemistry in the nursing such as drug prescription, chemical safety and toxic waste disposal. The paper further recommends that all nurses require to significant education in chemistry. They should enroll and practice general chemistry thereafter proceeds to advance coursework in organic and biochemistry.
Though the report was one of the important studies in the chemistry field,it is important to note that the paper is misguiding in some areas. First, a sample representation of barely sixty nurses does not provide the appropriate percentage to generalize the American Nurse population. This generalization act of believing that a greater percentage of American nurses lack the knowledge on chemistry makes the paper null and void. The paper also does not specify the age and education level of the nurses who they questioned on the chemistry issues. Extensive research analysis indicates that young nurses fresh from colleges can pass the basic chemistry tests. Therefore, further cross analysis using valid sample needs to be carried out by Scalise and his co-authors in order to validate the paper.