University Chemistry ›› 2021, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (12): 2102054.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202102054

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A Transition of University Lab Training in Organic Chemistry: From Following-Directions to Completing-Project

Lamei Wu(), Xinyun Zhao, Zhan Zhang, Xiaoyun Hu, Zhongqiang Zhou   

  • Received:2021-02-27 Accepted:2021-04-23 Published:2021-05-06
  • Contact: Lamei Wu


Taking the synthesis of coumarin-3-carboxylic acid as an example, we propose shifting the traditional lab training style from following directions to finishing a project. The results show that, the transition prominently improves the students' interest in organic chemistry and their motivation to explore theoretical knowledge. On the other hand, it enables students to prepare themselves for participating in scientific research.

Key words: Lab training, Following-directions experiment, Completing-project experiment, Scientific research


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