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ERIC Number: EJ925945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 169
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Oxidation Numbers, Oxidants, and Redox Reactions: Variants of the Electrophilic Bromination of Alkenes and Variants of the Application of Oxone
Eissen, Marco; Strudthoff, Merle; Backhaus, Solveig; Eismann, Carolin; Oetken, Gesa; Kaling, Soren; Lenoir, Dieter
Journal of Chemical Education, v88 n3 p284-291 Mar 2011
Oxidation-state and donor-acceptor concepts are important areas in the chemical education. Student worksheets containing problems that emphasize oxidation numbers, redox reactions of organic compounds, and stoichiometric reaction equations are presented. All of the examples are incorporated under one unifying topic: the production of vicinal dibromides. Recent synthetic approaches use redox systems to generate bromine in situ to minimize hazards associated with molecular bromine. They illustrate how a range of oxidants can be applied to brominate the alkenes. The oxidant Oxone, also called Caroat or Curox, is examined. In addition to the solutions, the worksheets contain supporting information to help the students solve the problems. Thus, students are able to work independently with the material. (Contains 4 schemes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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