ERIC Number: EJ648047
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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How We Teach Molecular Structure to Freshmen.
Hurst, Michael O.
Journal of Chemical Education, v79 n6 p763-64 Jun 2002
Currently molecular structure is taught in general chemistry using three theories, this being based more on historical development rather than logical pedagogy. Electronegativity is taught with a confusing mixture of definitions that do not correspond to modern practice. Valence bond theory and VSEPR are used together in a way that often confuses students about the difference between the different theories. (Author/MM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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