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ERIC Number: EJ1167019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
iSpec: A Web-Based Activity for Spectroscopy Teaching
Vosegaard, Thomas
Journal of Chemical Education, v95 n1 p97-103 Jan 2018
Students' skills in structure elucidation of organic molecules are developed by training them to understand advanced spectroscopic measurements and elucidate structures of small organic molecules from mass spectrometry (MS) and infrared (IR), ultraviolet (UV), and [superscript 1]H and [superscript 13]C nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopic data. The present work puts a specific focus on developing student skills to ensure that the students (1) are aware of the resources involved in obtaining the spectral data and (2) obtain the skills necessary to handle spectra which have not been processed by experts, to better reflect the use of spectroscopic techniques in their later work life. This is achieved through the web-based spectroscopy activity iSpec, in which the basic idea is that every action costs resources. The cost of a resource is given in the form of resource points (RPs), such that different experimental data can be "purchased" for a number of RPs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark
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