ERIC Number: EJ1062282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
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.
Descriptors: Kinetics, Introductory Courses, Chemistry, Textbook Content, Metallurgy, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Methodology, Science Activities, Demonstrations (Educational), Thermodynamics, Undergraduate Students, High School Students, Science Materials
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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