ERIC Number: EJ586656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Effect of Experience on Retention and Elimination of Misconceptions about Molecular Structure and Bonding.
Birk, James P.; Kurtz, Martha J.
Journal of Chemical Education, v76 n1 p124-28 Jan 1999
Presents results of an exam designed to uncover misconceptions about molecular shape and bonding based on the VSEPR model. Results are reported for high school students, beginning and advanced undergraduate students, beginning and advanced graduate students, and college-chemistry faculty. Finds that students seem to acquire both recall and conceptual knowledge linearly with experience. (WRM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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