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ERIC Number: EJ1031947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 7
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
A Student-Centered First-Semester Introductory Organic Laboratory Curriculum Facilitated by Microwave-Assisted Synthesis (MAOS)
Russell, Cianán B.; Mason, Jeremy D.; Bean, Theodore G.; Murphree, S. Shaun
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n4 p511–517 Apr 2014
An instructional laboratory curriculum for a first-semester introductory organic chemistry course has been developed using microwave-assisted organic synthesis (MAOS). Taking advantage of short reaction times, materials were developed to facilitate collaborative experimental design, analysis, and debriefing of results during the normal laboratory period. Assessment results indicate that the new curriculum leads to more positive attitudes toward science, as well as enhanced retention of key concepts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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