University Chemistry ›› 2020, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (7): 32-38.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201908029

Special Issue: 有机化学课程与实验教学

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Construction and Teaching Practice of the Textbook for Short-Course Organic Chemistry

Ping Wang1,*(), Shijing Lin1, Chiyang Chen1, Lei Ma1, Honghua Rao2   

  1. 1 School of Chemical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, Beijing 102617, P. R. China
    2 Department of Chemistry, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, P. R. China
  • Received:2019-08-26 Accepted:2019-11-11 Published:2019-11-15
  • Contact: Ping Wang


As the core of short-course organic chemistry, main chemical properties of typical organic compounds were reclassified and rearranged according to the nature of organic reactions as well as the relationship between reactants and products. Besides, frequently encountered thorny points in the course were interpreted in a vivid way. For example, a novel and convenient skill to judge the R/S configuration of chiral molecules in dash-wedge three-dimensional drawings was presented. In addition, knowledge on the fatalness and corresponding emergency treatment of typical organic chemicals and reactions was introduced, so as to conform to current domestic situation emphasizing on chemical safety. Based on these above reforms, a new textbook, An Introduction to Organic Chemistry, was published and has been used in the teaching of short-course organic chemistry at Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology for two semesters. Performance analysis of students from five majors including 19 administrative classes shows an significant increase in the scores.

Key words: Organic chemistry, Textbook construction, Teaching practice, Performance analysis


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