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ERIC Number: EJ1040088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
A Hands-On Activity Incorporating the Threefold Representation on Limiting Reactant
Gonza´lez-Sa´nchez, Ange´lica M.; Ortiz-Nieves, Edgardo L.; Medina, Zuleikra
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n9 p1464-1467 Sep 2014
Many students share the common belief that the limiting reactant in a chemical reaction is the reactant in the smallest quantity of material. To help students overcome this difficulty a hands-on activity for the limiting reactant concept was developed. The activity incorporates the three levels of representation (macroscopic, submicroscopic, and symbolic) and allows students to make connections among them by directly working at three stations. Each station incorporates one level of representation allowing students to explore one level of representation at a time. The focus of the activity is to help students understand thoroughly the topic of limiting reactant, including concepts related to it, such as reaction stoichiometry.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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