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ERIC Number: EJ1147985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Improving Translational Accuracy between Dash-Wedge Diagrams and Newman Projections
Hutchison, John M.
Journal of Chemical Education, v94 n7 p892-896 Jul 2017
The use of structural representations to convey spatial and chemical information is an integral part of organic chemistry. As a result, students must acquire skills to interpret and translate between the various diagrammatic forms. This article summarizes the skills sets, problem-solving strategies, and identified student difficulties in representational translation as presented in the literature and offers suggested methods for improving translational accuracy between dash-wedge diagrams and Newman projections.
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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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