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    Experience of Students in Online Courses v. Students in Lecture Courses

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    My research project investigates the experience of students who are enrolled in online courses, specifically Organic Chemistry II and their experiences in Organic Chemistry I compared to those they are now having. The sample was composed of seven men, four whites and three blacks. One was a professor and the six students ages ranged from 20 to 22 years of age. The participants were interviewed and were asked to give their opinion about the format of Organic Chemistry II. The results indicted that race did not play a factor in which format was preferred by the subjects, the majority of whom liked the online format. Their biggest complaint concerned the exam format. These findings could be used to find a balance that will be acceptable to faculty, but will enable students to effectively learn in different environments

    The 24th IUPAC International Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry (ICPOC 24)

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    The IUPAC sponsored biennial Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry (ICPOC) series bear a long history and a solid reputation as the leading international gatherings on Physical Organic Chemistry. Since their first installment in Crans sur Sierre (Switzerland) in 1972, ICPOC meetings have been held in Noordwijkerhout (The Netherlands, 1974), Montpellier (France, 1976), York (UK, 1978), Santa Cruz (USA, 1980) Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium, 1982), Auckland (New Zealand, 1984); Tokyo (Japan, 1986), Regensburg (Germany, 1988), Haifa (Israel, 1990), Padua (Italy, 1994), Incheon (Korea, 1996), Florianopolis (Brazil, 1998), Göteborg (Sweden, 2000), San Diego (USA, 2002), Shanghai (China, 2004), Warsaw (Poland, 2006), Santiago de Compostela (Spain, 2008), Busan (Korea, 2010), Durham (UK, 2012), Ottawa (Canada, 2014), Sidney (Australia, 2016). The 24st IUPAC International Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry (ICPOC 24) was held at the University of Algarve, in Faro, Portugal, July 1–6, 2018.info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersio

    NMR Chemical Shifts of Trace Impurities: Common Laboratory Solvents, Organics, and Gases in Deuterated Solvents Relevant to the Organometallic Chemist

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    Tables of ^1H and ^(13)C NMR chemical shifts have been compiled for common organic compounds often used as reagents or found as products or contaminants in deuterated organic solvents. Building upon the work of Gottlieb, Kotlyar, and Nudelman in the Journal of Organic Chemistry, signals for common impurities are now reported in additional NMR solvents (tetrahydrofuran-d_8, toluene-d_8, dichloromethane-d_2, chlorobenzene-d_5, and 2,2,2-trifluoroethanol-d_3) which are frequently used in organometallic laboratories. Chemical shifts for other organics which are often used as reagents or internal standards or are found as products in organometallic chemistry are also reported for all the listed solvents

    Organic chemistry on Titan

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    Observations of nonequilibrium phenomena on the Saturn satellite Titan indicate the occurrence of organic chemical evolution. Greenhouse and thermal inversion models of Titan's atmosphere provide environmental constraints within which various pathways for organic chemical synthesis are assessed. Experimental results and theoretical modeling studies suggest that the organic chemistry of the satellite may be dominated by two atmospheric processes: energetic-particle bombardment and photochemistry. Reactions initiated in various levels of the atmosphere by cosmic ray, Saturn wind, and solar wind particle bombardment of a CH4 - N2 atmospheric mixture can account for the C2-hydrocarbons, the UV-visible-absorbing stratospheric haze, and the reddish color of the satellite. Photochemical reactions of CH4 can also account for the presence of C2-hydrocarbons. In the lower Titan atmosphere, photochemical processes will be important if surface temperatures are sufficiently high for gaseous NH3 to exist. Hot H-atom reactions initiated by photo-dissociation of NH3 can couple the chemical reactions of NH3 and CH4 and produce organic matter

    Litter Quality of Populus Species as Affected by Free-Air CO2

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    The effect of elevated CO2 and nitrogen fertilization on the molecular chemistry of litter of three Populus species and associated soil organic matter (SOM) was investigated by pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. The results are based on 147 quantified organic compounds in 24 litter samples. Litter of P. euramerica was clearly different from that of P. nigra and P. alba. The latter two had higher contents of proteins, polysaccharides, and cutin/cutan, while the former had higher contents of phenols and benzofurans/pyrans. The difference between replications was at least as large as the effect of treatments, so that no systematic chemical changes were attributable to CO2 effect or N-fertilization effect. The chemistry of SOM under the various species and treatments did not show significant changes either. The low number of available replicates that is two was clearly insufficient to overcome the effect of spatial variation on litter chemistry and detect small differences in molecular litter chemistry