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World Journal of Chemical Education. 2017, 5(5), 164-167
DOI: 10.12691/wjce-5-5-4
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JSME Molecular Editor: A Tool for creating Interactive Web-based Organic Chemistry Exercises

Ho Dung Manh1, , Nguyen Thi Thuy Duong1 and Cao Van Du1

1Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Lac Hong University, Bien Hoa, Dong Nai, Vietnam

Pub. Date: October 27, 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Teaching Chemistry is Associated with Reality)

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Ho Dung Manh, Nguyen Thi Thuy Duong and Cao Van Du. JSME Molecular Editor: A Tool for creating Interactive Web-based Organic Chemistry Exercises. World Journal of Chemical Education. 2017; 5(5):164-167. doi: 10.12691/wjce-5-5-4


There has been an impressive growth of open online course in recent years. However, the number of free organic chemistry courses is limited. To create an organic chemistry course online, we need a tool that can draw chemical structure and can be embedded into the web. We found that JSME Molecular Editor was a free and easy-to-use computer program for creating chemistry online course. We have developed interactive web-based organic nomenclature exercises by integrating JSME Molecular Editor into the website The three types of exercise were created: (i) students are given structure of an organic compound, then they have to identify a specific functional group inside this structure (ii) students are given the IUPAC name of an organic compound, then they have to draw structure of this compound (iii) students are given structures of an organic compound, then they have to write the IUPAC name of this compound. These exercises have been used for first year students at Faculty of Pharmacy, Lac Hong university, Vietnam.

first-year undergraduate/general second-year undergraduate organic chemistry internet/web-based learning distance learning/self instruction nomenclature/units/symbols student-centered learning

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