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ERIC Number: EJ1048331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Synthesis-Spectroscopy Roadmap Problems: Discovering Organic Chemistry
Kurth, Laurie L.; Kurth, Mark J.
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n12 p2137-2141 Dec 2014
Organic chemistry problems that interrelate and integrate synthesis with spectroscopy are presented. These synthesis-spectroscopy roadmap (SSR) problems uniquely engage second-year undergraduate organic chemistry students in the personal discovery of organic chemistry. SSR problems counter the memorize-or-bust strategy that many students tend to employ in the study of organic chemistry with an instructional strategy that fosters "seeing" connections, "hearing" what a problem has to say, and "feeling" the exhilaration that comes with discovery.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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