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ERIC Number: EJ1036352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
An Improved Decision Tree for Predicting a Major Product in Competing Reactions
Graham, Kate J.
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n8 p1267-1268 Aug 2014
When organic chemistry students encounter competing reactions, they are often overwhelmed by the task of evaluating multiple factors that affect the outcome of a reaction. The use of a decision tree is a useful tool to teach students to evaluate a complex situation and propose a likely outcome. Specifically, a decision tree can help students predict a major product in substitution and elimination reactions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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