The essays linked below were written by students in Professor Jim Whitesell's Chemistry 151: Molecules that changed the world.

 

Each essay was rewritten by at least two other students in the class. The authors were free to use or ignore these changes.

 

 

 

The_Wonders_of_Bioluminescence
The_Provisional_Progress_of_Prednisone
The_Perplexity_of_Auroras_and_Molecules_Involved
The_History_Chemistry_and_Uses_of_Nicotine
TCDD_The_Deadliest_Toxic_Chemical_Known_to_Science
TCDD_A_Dioxin_of_Regret_and_Danger
Searching_for_Molly
Penicillin_the_Drug_that_Revolutionized_the_World_of_Medicine
Napalm
Is_Aspartame_really_bad_for_your_health
Graphene_The_Thinnest_Strongest_Material_in_Nature
Ethanol_From_Grains_to_Gas
Drink_a_Cup_of_Coffee_and_Brighten_the_Day
Cyclodextrin
Chloroform_The_Compound_with_Endless_Uses
Caffeine_Your_Friend_for_Sleepless_Nights
Carbon_Dioxide_a_Simple_but_Miracle_Molecule
Caffeine
The_Provisional_Progress_of_Prednisone
Monosodium_Glutamate_The_Distinct_Flavor
MDMA_More_Than_Just_a_Street_Drug
Chocolate_and_Theobromine
Big_Girls_DO_Cry
Morphine_A_Controversy_Through_the_Ages
Landomycin_A_a_Conquerable_but_Sacrificial_Challenge_in_Total_Synthesis
Medical_and_Recreational_Uses_of_Morphine
The_Many_Uses_of_Propane
Amphetamines_Useful_Stimulant_or_Dangerous_Drug
What_Makes_Superglue_so_Super
Parabens_Do_Benefits_Really_Outweigh_Disadvantages
Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
The_Miracle_Drug
Sildenafil
Beta_Carotene
The_Key_to_Youth_Collagen

 

 

Opiates_Good_or_Bad
Aspirin_The_Pain_Killer_that_Changed_Medicine
Kevlar
Mineral_Talc
Water_as_Organocatalysis
The_Pink_Pill_that_Puts_People_to_Sleep
Bergamottin_and_The_Grapefruit_Juice_Effect
DDT_Not_Just_A_Wrestling_Move
DDT_Weighing_the_Benefits_and_Risks
The_Queen_of_Fruits
Fueling_of_Our_First_Engines
Glucose
PEG_a_Small_Solution_to_Metastasizing_Problems
Alkaloids
The_Effects_of_Mustard_Gas
Shhh_Hydroquinone
Lysergic_Acid_Diethylamide
Importance_of_Oxygen
Heroin_Needles_Pain_and_Addiction
DMT_The_Spirit_Molecule
Quinine
The_Discovery_and_Transformation_of_Penicillin_in_the_20th_Century
Antibiotics_and_Kibdelomycin