Saturday, May 28, 2005

Lecture 026: Extra Credit Help

Here are directions for completing the extra credit for this class. In the screencast I show how to:
1) Download ChemSketch (only for Drexel students)
2) Use wikipedia and Google scholar to find an article with a relevant synthetic step.
3) Draw out the single step reaction with ChemSketch.
4) Use Paint to convert the ChemSketch work into a bitmap file.
5) Create a Flickr account to upload the bitmap file and create a tag. (Everyone in my classes use at least the "orgo" tag in Flickr.)
6) Find the url referencing the picture in Flickr using properties and insert into a blog post. (I also go through creating a Blogger account)
7) Give a brief description of the reaction and link to at least one peer-reviewed article.

Notice that all the services are completely free. A freeware version of Chemsketch is available here. I don't know how it compares to the Drexel version.

The example I used was the last step in the synthesis of ibuprofen - the hydrolysis of a nitrile. This is what it looks like.

Remember the last day to have the extra credit work done is Friday June 3, 2005 at midnight.

mp3 podcast Right-click and select "save target as" if downloading manually.

There is no pdf for this lecture.

streaming screencast Flash


At 12:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After taking Test 2...I was just wondering if there will be a curve or any other extra credit...lots of extra credit ?

At 2:22 PM, Blogger Jean-Claude Bradley said...

There will probably be a curve but won't know till all the grades from the final are in.


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