Ohio University

Rebecca "Becky" Barlag

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Associate Professor of Instruction and Director of B.S. Forensic Chemistry
Clippinger 249A

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Education

Ph.D. University of Cincinnati

B.S., Forensic Chemistry from Ohio University

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 1520 Fundamentals of Chemistry II
  • CHEM 2410 and 2410L Analytical Chemistry I Lecture and Lab
  • CHEM 4310 and 4310L Analytical Chemistry II Lecture and Lab
  • CHEM 5860 Advanced Analytical Chemistry

Selected Publications

Dr. Barlag received her B.S. in forensic chemistry from Ohio University and her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati. She frequently publishes peer-reviewed articles related to chemical education in the Journal of Chemical Education and The Chemical Educator.

Nyasulu, F., Barlag, R., McMills, L., Ounkham, W., Arthasery, P.Simplicity and Elegance of the Wash Bottle in Water Displacement Schemes.Journal of Laboratory Chemical Education

Nyasulu, F., Barlag, R., McMills, L., Arthasery, P., Ounkham, W.A Simple, Safe, and Easy Water Displacement Exercise for the Identification of Two Metals and the Composition of a Mixture.Journal of Laboratory Chemical Education, 2018, 6, 21-23.

Nyasulu, F.; Allman, B.; Nething, D.; Barlag, R.; McMills, L.; Arthasery, P. Acid-Base Titration Curves in the General Chemistry Laboratory: an In-Depth Study. The Chemical Educator, 2016, 21, 1-5.

Nyasulu, F.; Bobbitt, D.; Arthasery, P.; McMills, L.; Barlag, R. Making Connections between Calorimetry and Acid-Base Chemistry in the Laboratory. The Chemical Educator, 2015, 20, 1-4.

Nyasulu, F.; Silverman, J.; Allman, B.; Barlag, R.; Arthasery, P.; McMills, L. Reducing Heavy Metal Waste in Potentiometric Exercises in the General Chemistry Laboratory. The Chemical Educator, 2014, 19, 379-383.

Barlag, R.; Nyasulu, F.; Starr, R.; Silverman, J.; Arthasery, P.; McMills, L. A Student-Made Ag(s)|AgCl(s)|Cl-(3.0 M) Reference Electrode in the General Chemistry Laboratory; ~10 Minute Preparation. Journal of Chemical Education, 2014, 91, 766-768.

Barlag, R.; McMills, L.; Nyasulu, F. Upgrading General Chemistry Laboratory Equipment and Laboratory Procedures for Improved Efficiencies and Savings. Journal of Laboratory Chemical Education, 2014, 2, 15-17.

McMills, L.; Nyasulu, F.; Barlag, R. Magnetic Susceptibility of Coordination Compounds in the General Chemistry Laboratory. Journal of Laboratory Chemical Education, 2014, 2, 11-14.

Nyasulu, F.; McMills, L.; Barlag, R. Weak Acid Ionization Constants and the Determination of Weak Acid-Weak Base Reaction Equilibrium Constants in the General Chemistry Laboratory. Journal of Chemical Education, 2013, 90, 768-770.

Nyasulu, F.; Barlag, R.; Wise, L.; McMills, L. The H3PO4 Acid Ionization Reactions; A Capstone Multi-Concept Thermodynamics General Chemistry Laboratory Exercise. Journal of Chemical Education, 2013, 90, 642-645.

Barlag, R.; Halsall, H. B.; Heineman, W. Amperometric Homogeneous Competitive Immunoassay in a Perfluorocarbon Emulsion Oxygen Therapeutic (PEOT). Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2013, 405, 3541-3547.

McMills, L.; Nyasulu, F.; Barlag, R. Comparing Mass and Volumetric Titrations in the General Chemistry Laboratory. Journal of Chemical Education, 2012, 89, 958-959.

Nyasulu, F.; Nething, D.; Barlag, R.; Wise, L.; Arthasery, P. Thermodynamics of the [CoCl(iPrOH)3]+ to [CoCl(iPrOH)2(MeOH)3]+ Reaction: A General Chemistry Laboratory Exercise. Journal of Chemical Education, 2012, 89, 536-539.

Nyasulu, F.; Arthasery, P.; Barlag, R. Conductivity Sensor Determination of van’t Hoff Factor: A General Chemistry Laboratory Exercise. The Chemical Educator, 2011, 16, 1-4.

Barlag, R.; Nyasulu, F. Waters of Hydration of Cupric Hydrates: A Comparison between Heating and Absorbance Measurements. Journal of Chemical Education, 2011, 88, 643-645.

Nyasulu, F.; Moehring, M.; Arthasery, P.; Barlag, R. Determination of the Acid and Base Constants, Ka and Kb, from pH and Conductivity Measurements: A General Chemistry Laboratory Exercise. Journal of Chemical Education, 2011, 88, 640-642.

Nyasulu, F.; Barlag, R. Colorimetric Determination of the Iron(III)-Thiocyanate Reaction Equilibrium Constant with Calibration and Equilibrium Solutions Prepared in a Cuvette by Sequential Additions of One Reagent to the Other. Journal of Chemical Education, 2011, 88, p. 313-314.

Nyasulu F.; Stevanov, K.; Barlag, R. Exploring Fundamental Concepts in Aqueous Solution Conductivity: A General Chemistry Laboratory Exercise. Journal of Chemical Education, 2010, 87, 1364-1366.

Barlag, R.; Arthasery, P.; Nyasulu, F. Electrical Determination of the Heat Capacity of a Calorimeter in Approximately One Minute. Journal of Chemical Education, 2010, 87, p. 992.

Nyasulu, F.; Barlag, R. Gas Pressure Monitored Iodide-Catalyzed Decompostion Kinetics of H2O2: Initial-Rate and Integrated-Rate Methods in the General Chemistry Lab. Journal of Chemical Education, 2010, 87, 948-949.

Nyasulu, F.; Barlag, R. Thermokinetics: Iodide-Catalyzed Decomposition Kinetics of Hydrogen Peroxide; an Integrated Rate Approach. The Chemical Educator, 2010, 15, 168-170.

Barlag, R.; Halsall, H. B.; Heineman, W. Immunoassay Detection in a Perfluorocarbon Oxygen Therapeutic. Journal of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2010, 396, 675-680.

Barlag, R.; Nyasulu, F. Wash Bottle Laboratory Exercises: (II) Iodide Catalyzed H2O2 Decomposition Reaction Kinetics Using The Initial Rate Approach. Journal of Chemical Education, 2009, 87, 78-80.

Nyasulu, F.; Barlag, R. Thermokinetics: Iodide-Catalyzed Decomposition Kinetics of Hydrogen Peroxide; an Initial Rate Approach. Journal of Chemical Education, 2009, 86, 1231-1233.

Nyasulu, F.; Paris, S.; Barlag, R. Wash Bottle Laboratory Exercises: Mass of NaHCO3 in an Alka-Seltzer Tablet, Molar Mass of CO2, and the Ideal Gas Law Constant. The Chemical Educator, 2009, 86, 842-844.

Nyasulu, F.; Barlag, R.; Macklin, J. Drop-Counter-Assisted Acid/Base Titrations in the Quantitative Analysis Laboratory. An In-Depth Guided-Inquiry Laboratory Exercise. The Chemical Educator, 2008, 13, 289-294.

Funovic, P.; Korda, M.; Kubant, R.; Barlag, R.; Jacob, R.; Mason, R., Malinski, T. Effect of beta-Blockers on Endothelial Function during Biological Aging: A Nanotechnological Approach, Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, 2008, 51, 208-215.

Nyasulu, F; Barlag,R. Gas Pressure Sensor Monitored Iodide-Catalyzed Decomposition Kinetics of Hydrogen Peroxide: An Initial Rate Approach. The Chemical Educator, 2008, 13, 227-230.

Barlag, R. E. An Immunoassay for Drug Screening in the Forensic Laboratory, The Chemical Educator, 2007, 12, 399-401.

Barlag, R. E.; Halsall, H. B.; Heineman, W. R. Cyclic Voltammetry in a Perfluorocarbon Blood Substitute, Electroanalysis, 2007, 19, 1139-1144.