Improving pharmacy students' understanding and long-term retention of acid-base chemistry.

Victoria F. Roche

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Despite repeated exposure to the principles underlying the behavior of organic acids and bases in aqueous solution, some pharmacy students remain confused about the topic of acid-base chemistry. Since a majority of organic drug molecules have acid-base character, the ability to predict their reactivity and the extent to which they will ionize in a given medium is paramount to students' understanding of essentially all aspects of drug action in vivo and in vitro. This manuscript presents a medicinal chemistry lesson in the fundamentals of acid-base chemistry that many pharmacy students have found enlightening and clarifying.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 15 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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