Chemistry Now – Computational Chemistry
This post-16 resource presents a case study of the development of derivatives of cinnamic acid as a repellent to dissuade birds from eating crops treated with it. It explains how chemists develop relationships between structural features and particular types of activity and how computer modelling programmes are used in this work.
The information is interspersed with questions to test students' understanding of what they are reading, to help them to link what they have read to the chemistry they already know and to help them to understand the text.
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