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World Journal of Chemical Education. 2017, 5(2), 23-28
DOI: 10.12691/wjce-5-2-1
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Designing Exercises to Determine the Structural Formula of Organic Compounds Based on the Experimental Data

C.C. Giac1, , P.H. Thanh1, N.X. Ninh1 and N.T.D. Hang1

1Faculty of Chemistry, Vinh University, Vinh City, Vietnam

Pub. Date: March 07, 2017

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C.C. Giac, P.H. Thanh, N.X. Ninh and N.T.D. Hang. Designing Exercises to Determine the Structural Formula of Organic Compounds Based on the Experimental Data. World Journal of Chemical Education. 2017; 5(2):23-28. doi: 10.12691/wjce-5-2-1


This paper introduces the way to design exercises to determine the structural formula of organic compounds based on the experimental data. They are structure, physical properties, typical chemical properties, synthesis methods and application. From that the authors have built the scheme to design exercises. On that basis, the authors compiled some exercises which are used for teaching and learning organic chemistry in university and high school.

designing exercise structural formula organic compound experimental data teaching and learning organic chemistry mechanisms of reactions

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