ERIC Number: EJ820272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Acid-Base Chemistry According to Robert Boyle: Chemical Reactions in Words as well as Symbols
Goodney, David E.
Journal of Chemical Education, v83 n7 p1001-1002 Jul 2006
Examples of acid-base reactions from Robert Boyle's "The Sceptical Chemist" are used to illustrate the rich information content of chemical equations. Boyle required lengthy passages of florid language to describe the same reaction that can be done quite simply with a chemical equation. Reading or hearing the words, however, enriches the student's understanding of the chemical equations and the phenomena they represent.
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, High School Students, Undergraduate Students, Technical Writing
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