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Creating CDIO-Based Chemistry Research Activities for Students: A Case Study in Organic Compound Structure

1Vinh University, Vinh City, Vietnam

2Nguyen Thi Minh Khai High School, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


World Journal of Chemical Education. 2024, Vol. 12 No. 1, 39-44
DOI: 10.12691/wjce-12-1-6
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Cao Cu Giac, Pham Ngoc Tuan, Le Thi Thu Hiep. Creating CDIO-Based Chemistry Research Activities for Students: A Case Study in Organic Compound Structure. World Journal of Chemical Education. 2024; 12(1):39-44. doi: 10.12691/wjce-12-1-6.

Correspondence to: Cao  Cu Giac, Vinh University, Vinh City, Vietnam. Email: giaccc@vinhuni.edu.vn

Abstract

The chemistry program in university includes content on reaction mechanisms and IR and NMR spectroscopy. However, the laboratory conditions are limited, so students do not have access to experimental spectral data. Applying the CDIO teaching process, we designed a group activity for university students to help them improve their knowledge and ability to predict reaction mechanisms as well as use spectroscopy to confirm structures of predicted products. On that basis, there will be impact assessments on students' capacity when researching the structure of organic compounds in chemistry to take appropriate improvement measures. This activity uses spectral analysis and reaction mechanisms in an exercise. Students are tasked with predicting the reaction mechanism to identify the products of an organic chain reaction. Then, they analyze the provided IR and 1H NMR spectra and match each spectrum with the appropriate product.

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