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Overview

Designed for use as a supplement to a traditional text to encourage active and collaborative learning in the classroom, this student activity book incorporates new methods for teaching chemistry that reflect current research on how students learn. The purpose of the guided inquiry approach is to teach students to think analytically and collaboratively in teams, like scientists do, rather than teaching them to memorize important conclusions arrived at by great scientists of the past. By looking carefully at new problems, constructing logical conclusions based on observations, and discussing the merits of their conclusions with peers, students develop a stronger conceptual understanding of and appreciation for the material. Honing their logical and empirical skills enables students to better pursue not only chemistry, but any other complex sets of ideas.

Andrei Straumanis, College of Charleston

Andrei Straumanis has a B.A. in Chemistry from Oberlin College and a PhD in organic chemistry from Stanford University. During a three-year NSF-supported post-doctoral fellowship in SMET education, Dr. Straumanis developed and tested materials for guided inquiry organic chemistry. Since 1997, he has given numerous talks and workshops on active learning in organic chemistry and the use of guided inquiry in large classrooms.
  • Unique ChemActivities not found in other texts and study guides consist of a series of Models, Critical Thinking Questions, and Skill Development Exercises that guide student groups in their exploration of organic chemistry.
  • These materials introduce flexibility into a curriculum, enabling instructors to replace a lecture with group work on a ChemActivity. Students work in small groups while the instructor facilitates and leads whole-class discussions. Students deepen their scientific understanding by explaining topics to one another.
  • Scientific Models are presented throughout the chapters in bulleted and illustrated formats, assisting conceptual learning.
  • Critical Thinking Questions appear after each Model and ask students to explore the ideas presented in a number of ways, including drawing a molecule, completing a table, or writing an explanation about a topic to another student who missed class that day. This multi-faceted approach addresses different learning styles, reinforces concepts, and can help reveal areas of weak understanding.
  • Exercises following each Model and set of Critical Thinking Questions are matched to certain models presented in the chapter, and test students' ability to solve problem based on that model.
Intro Organic Chemistry: a Guided Inquiry.
1. Bond Angles and Shape.
2. Lewis Structures.
3. Electron Orbitals.
4. Polar Bonds, Polar Reactions.
5. Resonance.
6. Alkanes & Alkenes.
7. Cycloalkanes.
8. Addition via Carbocation.
9. Addition via Cyclic Intermediate.
10. Oxidation and Reduction.
11. Addition to Alkynes.
12. Chirality.
13. Substitution.
14. Elimination.
15. Radical Reactions.
16. Synthesis Workshop 1.
17. Conjugation and Molecular Orbital (MO) Theory.
18. Aromaticity.
19. EAS: Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution.
20. Acidity and pKa of Phenols.
21. NAS: Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution.
22. Synthesis Workshop 2.
23. Addition to a Carbonyl.
24. Carboxylic Acids & Derivatives.
25. Enolate & Enol Nucleophiles.
26. Aldol and Claisen Reactions.
27. Amines.
Summary of Synthetic Transformations.
Index.
Table of pKa Values by Structure.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Organic Chemistry: A Guided Inquiry

ISBN: 9780618974122
Designed for use as a supplement to a traditional text to encourage active and collaborative learning in the classroom, this student activity book incorporates new methods for teaching chemistry that reflect current research on how students learn. The purpose of the guided inquiry approach is to teach students to think analytically and collaboratively in teams, like scientists do, rather than teaching them to memorize important conclusions arrived at by great scientists of the past. By looking carefully at new problems, constructing logical conclusions based on observations, and discussing the merits of their conclusions with peers, students develop a stronger conceptual understanding of and appreciation for the material. Honing their logical and empirical skills enables students to better pursue not only chemistry, but any other complex sets of ideas.

Online Instructor's Guide

ISBN: 9780618975464

Student Solutions Manual

ISBN: 9780618976133
The Student Solutions Manual includes worked-out solutions to all Exercises.

FOR STUDENTS

Organic Chemistry: A Guided Inquiry

ISBN: 9780618974122
Designed for use as a supplement to a traditional text to encourage active and collaborative learning in the classroom, this activity book incorporates new methods for teaching chemistry that reflect current research on how students learn. The purpose of the guided inquiry approach is to teach you to think analytically and collaboratively in teams, like scientists do, rather than teaching you to memorize important conclusions arrived at by great scientists of the past. By looking carefully at new problems, constructing logical conclusions based on observations, and discussing the merits of your conclusions with peers, you'll develop a stronger conceptual understanding of and appreciation for the material. Honing your logical and empirical skills enables you to better pursue not only chemistry, but any other complex sets of ideas.

Student Solutions Manual

ISBN: 9780618976133
The Student Solutions Manual includes worked-out solutions to all Exercises.