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ERIC Number: EJ1088234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Identifying Liquid-Gas System Misconceptions and Addressing Them Using a Laboratory Exercise on Pressure-Temperature Diagrams of a Mixed Gas Involving Liquid-Vapor Equilibrium
Yoshikawa, Masahiro; Koga, Nobuyoshi
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n1 p79-85 Jan 2016
This study focuses on students' understandings of a liquid-gas system with liquid-vapor equilibrium in a closed system using a pressure-temperature ("P-T") diagram. By administrating three assessment questions concerning the "P-T" diagrams of liquid-gas systems to students at the beginning of undergraduate general chemistry course, lack of understanding of the fundamental concepts concerning liquid-vapor equilibria, the ideal gas law, and boiling points was identified. A learning program for liquid-gas systems was then designed for students at the undergraduate general chemistry level to address this issue. It consists of a laboratory experiment and postlaboratory exercise and is intended to provide integrated student understanding. During the learning program, students actively used the related concepts to explain the physical chemistry of a liquid-gas system and integrated the concepts to explain practical systems in their daily lives using a "P-T" diagram. An outline of the learning program is reported on the basis of our educational practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan
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