Ronald O. Ragsdale
Professor (b. 1932)
Office# HEB
Department of Chemistry, U of U
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0850
Phone : (801) 581 - 7621
E-Mail :

Field of Interest : Inorganic Chemistry


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Research Interest

Dr. Ragsdale is a leader in national and international chemistry education. He is heavily involved in the international baccalaureate program, the chemistry olympics and numerous ACS committees on teaching chemistry. He teaches much of the introductory chemistry in our department as well as being a leader in local high school programs.

Selected Publications

R.O. Ragsdale, Lecture Outline to Accompany Chemistry, (2nd Ed.), W. Masterton and C. Hurley Eds., W.B. Saunders (1993).

R.O. Ragsdale and J.A. Driscoll, Rediscovering the Wheel: The Flame Test Revisted, J. Chem. Educ. 69, 828 (1992).

R.O. Ragsdale and A.P. Zipp, Helping Students to Improve Their Approach to Predicting the Products of Chemical Reactions, J. Chem. Educ. 69, 390 (1992).

M.C. Rose and R.O. Ragsdale, A Simple Method for Generating Normalized Scores for Discussion and Laboratory Sections, J. College Science Teaching, March/April, 312 (1991).

R.O. Ragsdale, Problem Solving in General Chemistry, W.B. Saunders (1990).

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