The Chemical Educator
ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)
Abstract Volume 15
(2010) pp 361-364
Bond Analysis as a Tool in the Solution of Ozonolysis Problems
Ray A. Gross, Jr.
Department of Physical Sciences and Engineering,
Prince George’s Community College, Largo, MD20774; firstname.lastname@example.org
Published: 1 October 2010
Abstract. A new way to find all of the carbon-carbon double and triple bonds in an unknown analyte is described. The procedure works for compounds containing small numbers of carbon-carbon multiple bonds. These results are obtainable from the bond change occurring in organic compounds during ozonolysis by a reductive workup. Double bonds invariably produce two new bonds and triple bonds five. Knowledge of the number and kinds of carbon-carbon multiple bonds and the number of products their cleavages produce allows the structures of many analytes to be elucidated, given only molecular formulas. One-hundred student unknowns with solutions are available as supporting materials.
Key Words: Research in Teaching and Learning; allied health chemistry; Peer-Led Team Learning; grade improvement
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Supporting Materials:One-hundred student problems solvable by the method shown in Figure 3 are included (105 KB)