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Named Organic Reactions: An Interactive Guide


Named Organic Reactions: An Interactive Guide

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This website gives users the chance to learn more about the mechanisms of the many named organic reactions which exist in the realm of Chemistry. The users need to do each step by themselves through interactive curly arrow pushing, with the help of some hints, in a totally different learning process compared to an ordinary textbook. Part of the Virtual Chemistry group at the University of Oxford.
Material Type: Animation
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: April 20, 2006
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 19, 2012
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Submitter: Linda Fanis



Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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Accessiblity Information Available: no
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Avatar for Grace Winschel
3 years ago

Grace Winschel (Student)

This is a great collection of mechanisms. Each reaction is in and of itself a quiz to test the user's knowledge of each mechanistic step in the provided named reactions. Reactions range from simple, elementary mechanisms, to more difficult reactions. Each mechanistic entry can be checked for correctness and, if incorrect, the system will provide helpful hints to assist the user in deducing the correct mechaniam.

Technical Remarks:

The drawing system appears to be a touch finicky. The user must click in exactly the right places on the bonds and atoms to get a system response.

Time spent reviewing site: 15

Avatar for Pranav Patel
7 years ago

Pranav Patel (Faculty)

Good introductory Material for organic Chemistry Beginners.
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