Title

An Improved Decision Tree for Predicting a Major Product in Competing Reactions

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2014

Abstract

When organic chemistry students encounter competing reactions, they are often overwhelmed by the task of evaluating multiple factors that affect the outcome of a reaction. The use of a decision tree is a useful tool to teach students to evaluate a complex situation and propose a likely outcome. Specifically, a decision tree can help students predict a major product in substitution and elimination reactions.

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DOI: 10.1021/ed400908g