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ERIC Number: EJ1062282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
The Importance of Kinetic Metastability: Some Common Everyday Examples
Jensen, William B.
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n4 p649-654 Apr 2015
The importance of kinetic metastability is illustrated in detail using several common household products and recommendations are made for how this important and widespread, but often neglected, phenomenon can be more effectively presented in the introductory chemistry textbook.
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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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