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ERIC Number: EJ913059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
IR Cards: Inquiry-Based Introduction to Infrared Spectroscopy
Bennett, Jacqueline; Forster, Tabetha
Journal of Chemical Education, v87 n1 p73-77 Jan 2010
As infrared spectroscopy (IR) is frequently used in undergraduate organic chemistry courses, an inductive introduction to IR spectroscopy that uses index cards printed with spectra, structures, and chemical names is described. Groups of students are given an alphabetized deck of these "IR cards" to sort into functional groups. The students then determine each functional group's infrared "signature" by comparing several spectra containing a specific functional group. Response to the IR cards was favorable, and students were more proficient in subsequent laboratories that used IR spectroscopy. This experiment is suitable for use in a one-semester or full-year organic course. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
Division of Chemical Education, Inc and ACS Publications Division of the American Chemical Society. 1155 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 800-227-5558; Tel: 202-872-4600; e-mail: eic@jce.acs.org; Web site: http://pubs.acs.org/jchemeduc
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A