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ERIC Number: EJ1050902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1446-6120
Oscillating Reactions: Two Analogies
Petruševski, Vladimir M.; Stojanovska, Marina I.; Šoptrajanov, Bojan T.
Science Education Review, v6 n2 p68-73 2007
Oscillating chemical reactions are truly spectacular phenomena, and demonstrations are always appreciated by the class. However, explaining such reactions to high school or first-year university students is problematic, because it may seem that no acceptable explanation is possible unless the students have profound knowledge of both physical chemistry and mathematics. Two analogies are therefore offered in the belief that they are useful aids for facilitating some basic understanding of oscillating chemical reactions but without any mention of somewhat technical terms like "systems far from equilibrium," "self-organization," or "consecutive chemical reactions," and with no use of calculus (differential equations).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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