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ERIC Number: EJ918261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Infrared Spectroscopy as a Preview of Coming Attractions: Teaching Chemistry with Instrumental Methods at Two-Year Colleges
Brown, David R.; Bushey, Michelle
Journal of Chemical Education, v87 n6 p570-571 Jun 2010
Two-year colleges (2YCs) provide a significant amount of chemical education to undergraduates in the United States. By design, the charge of the 2YCs is to provide coursework at the lower-division level. Nonetheless, general chemistry courses in 2YCs can be enhanced with content to prepare future chemistry majors for upper-division education. The use of instrumentation in the laboratory is particularly well-suited to introduce students to upper-division concepts and ideas. This article illustrates the use of infrared spectroscopy in general chemistry as a means to prepare 2YC students for upper-division experiences they may encounter at their transfer institutions. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A