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ERIC Number: EJ1166228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8175
An Interactive Computer Lab of the Galvanic Cell for Students in Biochemistry
Ahlstrand, Emma; Buetti-Dinh, Antoine; Friedman, Ran
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, v46 n1 p58-65 Jan-Feb 2018
We describe an interactive module that can be used to teach basic concepts in electrochemistry and thermodynamics to first year natural science students. The module is used together with an experimental laboratory and improves the students' understanding of thermodynamic quantities such as ?rG, ?rH, and ?rS that are calculated but not directly measured in the lab. We also discuss how new technologies can substitute some parts of experimental chemistry courses, and improve accessibility to course material. Cloud computing platforms such as CoCalc facilitate the distribution of computer codes and allow students to access and apply interactive course tools beyond the course's scope. Despite some limitations imposed by cloud computing, the students appreciated the approach and the enhanced opportunities to discuss study questions with their classmates and instructor as facilitated by the interactive tools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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