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ERIC Number: EJ1110393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Reactivity II: A Second Foundation-Level Course in Integrated Organic, Inorganic, and Biochemistry
Schaller, Chris P.; Graham, Kate J.; McIntee, Edward J.; Jones, T. Nicholas; Johnson, Brian J.
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n8 p1383-1390 Aug 2016
A foundation-level course is described that integrates material related to reactivity in organic, inorganic, and biochemistry. Designed for second-year students, the course serves majors in chemistry, biochemistry, and biology, as well as prehealth-professions students. Building on an earlier course that developed concepts of nucleophiles and electrophiles in organic carbonyl chemistry and coordination compounds, Reactivity II explores the concept of mechanistic alternatives in substitution reactions of alkyl halides and transition metal complexes. Kinetics is introduced as a diagnostic tool for understanding mechanisms, and is extended to the study of enzyme-catalyzed reactions. An introduction to the reactivity of alkenes and aromatics rounds out students' understanding of reactions involving electrophiles and nucleophiles.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1043566