The Chemical Educator
ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)
Abstract Volume 17
(2012) pp 206-210
Curved Arrows Convention in an Introductory Organic Chemistry Course
Olivia Lin Smith‡ and Veljko Dragojlovic*,†
†Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University,
5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458, firstname.lastname@example.org; ‡Charles
E. Smith College of Biomedical Science, Florida Atlantic University,
777 Glades Road, Boca
Raton, FL 33431
Published: 5 October 2012
Abstract. Curved arrows is a concept that organic chemistry students often find difficult to understand and apply. In an effort to address this problem, we carried out a study to identify difficulties and misconceptions students exhibit early in the course. We provide a series of exercises and strategies that may help instructors and students.
Key Words: In the Classroom; organic chemistry; mechanisms of reactions; resonance theory
(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: email@example.com)
Supporting Materials:Additional student exercises and our advice for students and instructors are provided as supporting information (130 KB).