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ASSIGNMENT 1 INFORMATION RETRIEVAL 84: Label all printouts and photocopies of material with your name. Email the Chemical Abstracts registry number...

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ASSIGNMENT 1 INFORMATION RETRIEVAL 84:260 SPRING 2014 All assignments are to be word-processed. Label all printouts and photocopies of material with your name. Staple all parts of an assignment together. 1. Email the Chemical Abstracts registry number of the compound (Allene ) to Mrs. Muskiewicz or Dr. Ruths . Do not continue with Questions 2 & 3 until you receive a confirming email from one of us that your registry number is correct. 2. Research the compound assigned to you in the following online sources (Allene ) . Print off and attach the information found on each site. Highlight the name of your compound and its registry number. Cite your sources . If not found so state, and research the substitute chemical, Methyl Salicylate. a. Merck Index b. CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics c. Sigma-Aldrich Web site d. one MSDS Sheet e. ChemIDPlus Lite 3. Compare and contrast the information on the sites given above. Which site would you use first for information on your compound and why? 4. A separate assignment sheet for Hill Notation is also posted, and should be turned in with Questions 2 & 3. 5. During this course, you will have a chance to do searches in many databases. Please choose a subject you wish to search during the semester, with the following guidelines: a. Find an article in the popular press, a daily newspaper, or a news website that details a recent discovery, use, or other breakthrough in the chemical, pharmaceutical or medical field. Choose a subject of interest to you. b. Turn in a copy of this article to Mrs. Muskiewicz or Dr. Ruths (Keep one for yourself!) on or before Wednesday January 29, 2013--1 PM. Articles will be accepted by email, in class, or stop by either Mrs. Muskiewicz’s or Dr. Ruths’ office and drop it off. [Failure to turn in an article by this date will cost 25 points]. c. Each person in the class must choose a different subject. If duplications occur, the second person turning in the same article will have it returned and will have to choose another subject. msm & mr 1/14/2014
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