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ERIC Number: EJ1002580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
ChemOkey: A Game to Reinforce Nomenclature
Kavak, Nusret
Journal of Chemical Education, v89 n8 p1047-1049 Aug 2012
Learning the symbolic language of chemistry is a difficult task that can be frustrating for students. This article introduces a game, ChemOkey, that can help students learn the names and symbols of common ions and their compounds in a fun environment. ChemOkey, a game similar to Rummikub, is played with a set of 106 plastic or wooden tiles. The object of ChemOkey is to create the formulas and names of ionic compounds from tiles on which the names and formulas of common cations and anions are written. With ChemOkey, students can learn the symbols and names of common ions and acquire a level of familiarity with the electroneutrality principle and the names and formulas of ionic compounds. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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