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ERIC Number: EJ1093703
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Discovering More Chemical Concepts from 3D Chemical Information Searches of Crystal Structure Databases
Rzepa, Henry S.
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n3 p550-554 Mar 2016
Three new examples are presented illustrating three-dimensional chemical information searches of the Cambridge structure database (CSD) from which basic core concepts in organic and inorganic chemistry emerge. These include connecting the regiochemistry of aromatic electrophilic substitution with the geometrical properties of hydrogen bonding interactions to the ring, the gauche conformational effect in 1,2-disubstituted ethanes, and square planar versus tetrahedral coordination in four-coordinate transition metals. The searches take only a short time and can be readily incorporated into a variety of teaching environments.
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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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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)
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