ERIC Number: EJ1090606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Deducing Reaction Mechanism: A Guide for Students, Researchers, and Instructors
Meek, Simon J.; Pitman, Catherine L.; Miller, Alexander J. M.
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n2 p275-286 Feb 2016
An introductory guide to deducing the mechanism of chemical reactions is presented. Following a typical workflow for probing reaction mechanism, the guide introduces a wide range of kinetic and mechanistic tools. In addition to serving as a broad introduction to mechanistic analysis for students and researchers, the guide has also been used by instructors to provide the organizational structure for an upper-level course on organic and inorganic reaction mechanism. After providing students with the tools of mechanistic study, student-led discussions of case studies and an independent proposal project provide preparation for understanding the mechanism of new reactions encountered in independent research.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Chemistry, Scientific Concepts, Kinetics, Equations (Mathematics), Scientific Principles, Science Experiments, Guides
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Students; Researchers; Teachers
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