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Abstract Volume 11 Issue 1 (2006) pp 13-14

Chemical Representations of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Involving Students as the Atomic Nuclei in the Molecular Structure of Interest

Kilshore K. Bagga

Department of Chemistry and Physics, Saint Michaelís College, One Winooski Park, Colchester, Vermont 05439, kbagga@smcvt.edu
Received September 14, 2005. November 15, 2005.

Published online: 18 January 2006

Abstract. It is important that concepts being discussed in introductory chemistry classes are well understood by students. This involves the use of a number of different strategies and tools. The illustrations discussed in this work provide a few different methods of explaining some important, but challenging, concepts of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR). The illustrations require active involvement and imagination by the students, which clarifies and gives them a better understanding the concepts.

Key Words: In the Classroom; organic chemistry; spectroscopy; nuclear magnetic resonance; student-centered learning; illustrations

(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: kbagga@smcvt.edu)

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Issue date: February 1, 2006

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