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ERIC Number: EJ1104127
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Visualizing, Rather than Deriving, Russell-Saunders Terms: A Classroom Activity with Quantum Numbers
Coppo, Paolo
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n6 p1085-1090 Jun 2016
A 1 h classroom activity is presented, aimed at consolidating the concepts of microstates and Russell-Saunders energy terms in transition metal atoms and coordination complexes. The unconventional approach, based on logic and intuition rather than rigorous mathematics, is designed to stimulate discussion and enhance familiarity with quantum numbers in classes of chemistry undergraduate students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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