ERIC Number: EJ1062303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Chunking Strategy as a Tool for Teaching Electron Configuration
Adhikary, Chandan; Sana, Sibananda; Chattopadhyay, K. N.
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n4 p664-667 Apr 2015
Chunk-based strategy and mnemonics have been developed to write ground state electron configurations of elements, which is a routine exercise for the higher secondary (pre-university) level general chemistry students. To assimilate a better understanding of the nature of chemical reactions, an adequate knowledge of the periodic table of elements is mandatory. Valence shell electrons of elements participate in redox chemical reactions. Chemistry students thus must be able to write electron configurations correctly. Here we have explored a chunking tool for determining the electron configurations of elements having atomic numbers up to 120.
Descriptors: Molecular Structure, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Educational Practices, Mnemonics, Chemistry, General Education, Inorganic Chemistry, Rote Learning, Science Education, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Undergraduate Study
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