Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Thomas Greenbowe

Abstract

This dissertation describes how a traditional organic chemistry laboratory was reformed into a guided inquiry laboratory. Data presented illustrate the lack of correlation between the traditional laboratory and the corresponding lecture. After reforming the laboratory, student scores on lecture exams increased, specifically on exam questions directly related to concepts introduced in the laboratory. This dissertation covers work completed over the course of four years and includes the new laboratory manual, instructor notes for each new experiment, as well as a laboratory practical exam.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16923

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Jacob Daniel Schroeder

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI3316238

OCLC Number

294847645

ISBN

9780549688839

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

269 pages

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