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CHEM: 2410 Organic Chemistry Laboratory: Part 3: Review/Popular Article Summary


See your lab assignment for complete instructions and a list of recommended journals/magazines.

For this part of your assignment, you will need to locate and summarize a review/popular article in a journal/magazine.

If you have any questions, please ask your TA or a librarian.

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Recommended Journals/Magazines

First, you will need to locate a journal/magazine. Recommended journals/magazines are listed below and in your lab assignment. Once you locate a promising journal/magazine, you can browse through it to find an interesting review or popular article. Note: Articles must be at least two pages long!

Find a Journal/Magazine

If you don't want to use any of the recommended journals/magazines, here are two other methods for locating a journal/magazine:


For Part 3, you need to cite a review or popular article. Use the following examples as templates:

Review article:
MacGillivray, L. R.; Reid, J. L.; Ripmeester, J. A.. Supramolecular Control of Reactivity in the Solid State Using Linear Molecular Templates. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122 (32), 7817-7818.

Popular article (with Volume and Issue numbers):
Johnson, J.; Torrice, M. BP's Ever-Growing Oil Spill. Chem. Eng. News 201988 (24),15-24. (accessed 2021-01-21).

Popular article

Terlach, G. 20 Things You Didn't Know About Chocolate. Discover, March 2019, 74.

Online Article

King, A. Spinning Out Spider Silk. Chemistryworld, May 1, 2017.

Contact your librarian if you have questions.

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