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CHEM 220. Introductory Instrumental Analysis: Getting Started

Some examples of questions that have to do with finding chemical information

- I want to find methods to clean up oil spills

- What's the dielectric constant of toluene?

- How can I prepare 2-acetoxybenzoic acid

- I need to find the IR spectrum of caffeine


What's your favorite tool for finding chemical information?
Web of Science: 1 votes (4%)
Google: 13 votes (52%)
Reaxys: 4 votes (16%)
SciFinder: 6 votes (24%)
Other: 1 votes (4%)
Total Votes: 25
Have you used SciFinder before?
Yes: 11 votes (45.83%)
No: 13 votes (54.17%)
Total Votes: 24
If a potential employer asked you in a job interview if you know how to find chemical information based on the structure of molecules, how would you rate your answer?
I am the best: 4 votes (16%)
So-so: 19 votes (76%)
I am doomed: 2 votes (8%)
Total Votes: 25

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Let's learn how to use SciFinder

  • Build effective topic search queries
  • Utilize the different analyze/refine capabilities available
  • Build structure queries in SciFinder using different methods