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EIU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Daniel J Sheeran, Associate Professor - Chemical Education, General Chemistry Coordinator



Frequently Taught Courses

CHM 1040 - World of Chemistry
CHM 1310, 1410 - General Chemistry I, II
CHM 1315, 1415 - General Chemistry Laboratory I, II
CHM 2430 - Survey of Organic Chemistry
CHM 2435 - Survey of Organic Chemistry Laboratory
CHM 2445 - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
CHM 2845 - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
CHM 4905 - Modern Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
CHM 5350 - Organometallic Chemistry


B.S., Lehigh University, 1980
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1985
EIU, 1993

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Research projects in my group are directed towards the development of activities, experiments and methods designed to enhance and improve the teaching/learning of introductory chemistry. Students in general chemistry courses are the primary beneficiaries of these projects. Hence, the ultimate goal of any project is for it to be incorporated into the general chemistry curriculum. The following experiments performed by students in General Chemistry Lab have resulted from projects in my group:

  1. Spectroscope and Line Spectra
  2. Composition of a Copper Carbonate
  3. The Composition of Air

Currently under development is a spectrophotometric-based kinetics experiment utilizing an enzyme assay for the determination of glucose in foods.

Selected Publications

Sheeran, D. "Copper Content in Synthetic Copper Carbonate: A Statistical Comparison of Experimental and Expected Results" -  

Selected Conference Presentations


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Contact Information

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Chair:
Dr. Edward M. Treadwell

600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston IL 61920 Physical Science, Room 3150

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