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ERIC Number: EJ820737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Known-to-Unknown Approach to Teach about Coulomb's Law
Thamburaj, P. K.
Journal of Chemical Education, v84 n3 p438-439 Mar 2007
Analogies from life experiences help students understand various relationships presented in an introductory chemistry course. Coulomb's law is a complex relationship encountered in introductory general chemistry. A proper understanding of the relationships between the quantities involved in Coulomb's law is necessary in order for students to comprehend the influence of charge and size of ions on a number of physical properties including lattice energy, melting points, and solubility of ionic solids. An analogy that is helpful to teach about Coulomb's law is presented. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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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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