1. The text of the paper must be at least 4 pages in length.
One page must contain a hand-drawn molecular structure in ink showing hybridizations and bond angles, with a list of chemical and physical properties. The last page must be a bibliography, clearly showing the references used for the paper. Make sure journal articles are cited properly, including journal title, year, volume, number, author, article title and pages. Total length of the paper should be 4-5 pages, so that leaves 2-3 pages of actual writing.
2. Format the paper using 1-inch margins, double spacing and Times Roman 12-point font.
3. A minimum of Four (4) references is required. Onereference must be The Merck Index, the best place to find the chemical/physical properties and a structure.
The Merck Index link:
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4. One must be a peer-reviewed scientific journal about your molecule from Shoreline
Two magazine articles websites (for example: the Encyclopedia of Science and
Technology) are a good source for current applications and information. No more than
two websites may be used, and they must be crediblewebsites, i.e., .edu, .gov. Wikipedia
does not count as an acceptable reference, but it is
a good starting point.
5.Include the following information on your molecule, as appropriate. Not all information will be available for all molecules, but something in each section must be present.
a.Background: discoverer, date discovered, origin of name, source, first known use,history, developing company, etc.
b.Major uses or industrial importance – keep to two or three uses, how it works or achieves desired effect if applicable.
c.Anything else of interest – here is where any unusual/unexpected uses, side effects,applications or issues discovered during your research should be presented. This is the fun part!
d. Include on a separate page: hand-drawn structure showing hybridization and bond angles, physical and chemical properties including toxicity (if any).
6.Treat this as an English composition. Use complete sentences and coherent paragraphs. Although I am not an English teacher, I will consider spelling and grammar in the grade. It is a very good idea to make use of the Reading/Writing Center and the grammar/spell check function in Word.
7.The paper is worth 10% of your total grade.
Chem 172 Molecule List to choose