Organic CSP The Straight Chain Alkanes, Group 23 4-2-99 Group Actions and Dynamics Our group met approximately once a week for an hour and a half for our collaborative semester project. We usually met at Brady Commons due to its central location. A typical meeting would include a brainstorming session and a discussion of what information from would be useful from both the book and internet sites. The process of choosing a relevant article was fairly difficult. We browsed six online sources and reviewed quite a few articles. The collaborative semester project was a positive aspect of our Organic class. However there were a few difficulties. The group had conflicting schedules and it was tough to get everyone together. We had problems wording the questions and tended to disagree on which questions to use. Though the project was challenging, we all realized the benefits of using the internet to research Organic Chemistry. This would not have been possible a few years ago, and it will be interesting to see the effects technology will have on chemistry research in future years. Currently there is a large amount of information available but it can be difficult to find. Sites with better organization and access to the data would have been more useful and convenient than hunting for scattered sources. However, navigating the internet is considerably easier than searching printed journals and articles for the same information.