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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2021, 4(1); doi: 10.25236/FER.2021.040110.

An Exploration of Computational Software in Organic Chemistry teaching


Dianxiang Xing1,*, Xiaoming Hei1*, Xuejie Tan1, Jinhua Liu2

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Dianxiang Xing

1School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Qilu University of Technology (Shandong Academy of Science) Jinan 250353, Shandong, China

2School of Materials Science and Engineering, Qilu University of Technology (Shandong Academy of Science) Jinan 250353, Shandong, China

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Organic chemistry is an important course for students majoring in chemical engineering. The knowledge such as molecular orbitals, reaction mechanism and stereochemistry, etc. are the key and the difficult points. The model demonstration or simple animation simulation in traditional teaching cannot reveal the chemical reaction process in essence and also cannot really solve poor spatial imagination of students. In recent years, with the emergence of more and more quantum chemistry software, computational chemistry has shown its strong application advantage in organic chemistry teaching. In this paper, Gaussian software is introduced to assist teaching. Introduction of computational chemistry can make students understand stereochemistry, reaction and molecular orbitals deeply; and also, a new way to learn organic chemistry is offered.


Organic chemistry teaching, computational chemistry, teaching exploration

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Dianxiang Xing, Xiaoming Hei, Xuejie Tan, Jinhua Liu. An Exploration of Computational Software in Organic Chemistry teaching. Frontiers in Educational Research (2021) Vol. 4 Issue 1: 46-49. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2021.040110.


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