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The focus of this guided inquiry laboratory is to foster critical thinking that allows students to design, perform, and interpret experiments. In addition, the student acquires technical skills that are required for further advancement in experimental sciences. Although an ability to collect and analyze data in a quantitative manner is developed, the emphasis of the course is to provide a qualitative understanding of the basic concepts of chemistry. This is accomplished by demonstrating that chemical principles are derived from experimental data. The goal is to provide students both with a more accurate picture of the scientific process and with skills that are relevant to solving real life problems. Course Level: Undergraduate This Work, Chemistry 125/126 - General Chemistry Laboratory 1, by Nancy Kerner is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.
Physical Organic Chemistry covers the principles of chemical bonding, mechanisms of organic chemical reactions and stereochemistry. The important types of organic reactions are also discussed, with an emphasis on basic principles. As a part of this course, U-M students collaboratively created and edited Wikipedia articles. Student contributions can be found within the Sessions tab. Course Level: Graduate This Work, Chemistry 540 - Physical Organic Chemistry, by Anne McNeil is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.
This course uses an open textbook University of Michigan Chemical Engineering Process Dynamics and Controls. The articles in the open textbook (wikibook) are all written by teams of 3-4 senior chemical engineering students, and are peer-reviewed by other members of the class. Using this approach, the faculty and Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) teaching the course act as managing editors, selecting broad threads for the text and suggesting references. In contrast to other courses, the students take an active role in their education by selecting which material in their assigned section is most useful and decide on the presentation approach. Furthermore, students create example problems that they present in poster sessions during class to help the other students master the material. Course Level: Undergraduate This Work, CHE 466 - Process Dynamics and Controls, by Peter J. Woolf is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.
Organic Chemistry of Macromolecules covers the preparation, reactions, and properties of high molecular weight polymeric materials of both natural and synthetic origin. As a part of this course, U-M students collaboratively created and edited Wikipedia articles. Course Level: Graduate This Work, Chemistry 538 - Organic Chemistry of Macromolecules, by Anne McNeil is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.
CHEM 216 builds on the experimental approach started in CHEM 211. Students participate in planning exactly what they are going to do in the laboratory by being given general goals and directions that have to be adapted to fit the specific project they will be working on. They use microscale equipment, which requires them to develop manual dexterity and care in working in the laboratory. They also evaluate the results of their experiments by checking for identity and purity using various chromatographic and spectroscopic methods. Course Level: Undergraduate This Work, Chemistry 216 - The Synthesis and Characterization of Carbonyl Compounds, by Ginger Shultz is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.
This sequence provides an overview of the biochemical basis of cellular structure and function; the anabolic and catabolic processes involved in energy utilization; and cellular communication. The hierarchical organization of cellular components are discussed in terms of the structure and function of the four macromolecules: protein, lipid, carbohydrate, and nucleic acids. Level: First Year Medical Students Unless otherwise noted, this Work, Cells and Tissues, by Audrey Seasholtz, Ph.D. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.
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