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ERIC Number: EJ927027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
What's the Diagnosis? An Inquiry-Based Activity Focusing on Mole-Mass Conversions
Bruck, Laura B.; Towns, Marcy H.
Journal of Chemical Education, v88 n4 p440-442 Apr 2011
An inquiry-based mole-to-mass activity is presented associated with the analysis of blood. Students working in groups choose between two medical cases to determine if the "patient" has higher or lower concentrations of minerals than normal. The data are presented such that students must convert moles to mass in order to compare the patient values to known values from literature sources. The activity is flexible for adaptation to one or two class periods depending on the length of time in a specific school's schedule. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Case Records
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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