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Green, William J.; Elliott, Curtis; Cummins, R. Hays – Journal of Chemical Education, 2004
The importance of introducing various projects or activities as a motivation towards inquiry-based learning, also satisfies the need for first year chemistry students to transfer scientific theory into practice. This approach, combined with the traditionally written laboratory methods, develops creative skills, and the spirit of exploration…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Chemistry, Science Education, Teaching Methods
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Denyer, Gareth; Hancock, Dale – Journal of Chemical Education, 2002
Describes an easily implemented method that allows the generation and analysis of graded multiple-choice examinations. The technique, which uses standard functions in user-end software (Microsoft Excel 5+), can also produce several different versions of an examination that can be employed to prevent plagiarism. (MM)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Plagiarism
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Myers, R. Thomas – Journal of Chemical Education, 1979
Discusses the Pauling electronegativity concept which rationalizes several kinds of chemical reactions of covalent substances. Electronegativity differences applied to some reactions are demonstrated. (SA)
Descriptors: Chemical Bonding, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, College Science
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Matsubara, Akira; Nomura, Kazuo – Journal of Chemical Education, 1979
Various phenomena in chemistry and biology can be understood through Gibbs energy utilization. Some common phenomena in chemistry are explained including neutralization, hydrolysis, oxidation and reaction, simultaneous dissociation equilibrium of two weak acids, and common ion effect on solubility. (Author/SA)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, College Science
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Garst, John F. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1979
An explanation of strong base effect demonstrates that deprotonation of a reactant shifts an equilibrium toward reactants in the same way that a deprotonation of a product shifts it towards products. (Author/SA)
Descriptors: Chemical Equilibrium, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, College Science
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Alyea, Hubert N. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1979
Presents the plans for constructing a mode 2 TOPS Projector-adaptor, which costs one-half that of a model described in an earlier article. The author uses a step-by-step approach to the project. (SA)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Overhead Projectors, Science Education, Science Equipment
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Hathaway, Brian – Journal of Chemical Education, 1979
Presents an alternative approach to teaching Systematic Transition Metal Chemistry with the transition metal chemistry skeleton features of interest. The "skeleton" is intended as a guide to predicting the chemistry of a selected compound. (Author/SA)
Descriptors: Chemical Industry, Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education
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Bunting, Roger K. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1999
Presents a collection of examples of familiar erroneous grammatical constructions in a scientific context, and provides suggestions for improved sentence structure. (WRM)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Error Patterns, Grammar, Higher Education