Merbouh Simple Case Studies (2018 Archive)


The use of simple case studies in second and third year undergraduate curriculum for the introduction of advanced NMR and mass spectrometry techniques

20 Minute Presentation


Nabyl Merbouh – Simon Fraser University
Chloe Gerak – UBC Vancouver
Hamel Taylor – Simon Fraser University


Teaching organic spectroscopy at the undergraduate level often requires using ideal targets and flawless spectra, which can mislead students about spectroscopy. Using either constitutional isomers of phenylbutyric acid or substituted chalcones, students were presented with perceivably easy analytical problems that turned out more complex than anticipated.