Monthly Archives: August 2010

What’s the best way to study organic chemistry?

While I have written about why it is difficult to tell students how to learn organic chemistry, perhaps I should talk about the rationale behind my book.

I had researched teaching pedagogy, but I did not find anything concrete and consistent with how I thought organic chemistry might be taught. What does our brain do? How do we learn?

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Why is it difficult to give advice on how to study organic chemistry

“Please suggest how to study physical chemistry?” … So please …, as it is not like organic where you can memorize and get an A+.

How do you advise students? Generally, professors seem to follow two main paths, …

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Upcoming version of A Guide to Organic Chemistry Mechanisms

The next version of A Guide to Organic Chemistry Mechanisms to include “optional intermediates”. This should help to bridge the gap between consistency in A Guide to Organic Chemistry Mechanisms and commercial textbooks.

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Contact lenses and safety in the lab

Is it safe to wear contact lenses in the laboratory?

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Are covalent bonds stronger than ionic bonds?

I saw the following question posted on Yahoo!Answers 1) Is … “bond energy” the average of the “bond dissociation energy” within a molecule? Also, is bond dissociation energy referring to the homolytic cleavage of a bond while lattice is referring … Continue reading

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