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ERIC Number: EJ820296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Astrochemistry Examples in the Classroom
Hudson, Reggie L.
Journal of Chemical Education, v83 n11 p1611-1616 Nov 2006
Astronomy and astronomy-related topics have sufficient appeal and depth that they can be used to motivate students, illustrate important chemical concepts, and demonstrate that chemistry and chemists are concerned with all parts of nature. In this article some recent developments in astrochemistry are suggested as examples for the teaching of acid-base chemistry, molecular structure, and chemical reactivity. In a final section, work by astrochemists on the elusive carbonic acid molecule is described. Suggestions for additional reading are provided, with an emphasis on readily-accessible materials. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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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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