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ERIC Number: EJ1048333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Synthesis Road Map Problems in Organic Chemistry
Schaller, Chris P.; Graham, Kate J.; Jones, T. Nicholas
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n12 p2142-2145 Dec 2014
Road map problems ask students to integrate their knowledge of organic reactions with pattern recognition skills to "fill in the blanks" in the synthesis of an organic compound. Students are asked to identify familiar organic reactions in unfamiliar contexts. A practical context, such as a medicinally useful target compound, helps students to see why the study of organic reactions may be important. Drawing from the primary literature, a small library of these problems was developed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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