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Animations of Organic Reactions

Rating: 3 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: Grace Winschel (Consultant), Jun 02, 2011

The website provides mechanisms for some basic transformations in organic chemistry.

Technical Remarks:

The website doesn't seem to do a good job at differentiating between mechanistic steps and transition states. Bonds are shown moving with double headed arrows, and then, a transition state of bonds breaking and bonds being made is shown. This provides for repetative steps and also leads me to believe students may get confused as to what truly constitutes as a mechanistic step. Some type of differentiation would be appreciated. Also, this is quite a short list of reactions. A more thorough database of reaction mechanisms would be a large improvement.

Time spent reviewing site: 20