ERIC Number: EJ770935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Textbook Error: Short Circuiting on Electrochemical Cell
Bonicamp, Judith M.; Clark, Roy W.
Journal of Chemical Education, v84 n4 p731 Apr 2007
Short circuiting an electrochemical cell is an unreported but persistent error in the electrochemistry textbooks. It is suggested that diagrams depicting a cell delivering usable current to a load be postponed, the theory of open-circuit galvanic cells is explained, the voltages from the tables of standard reduction potentials is calculated and the Nernst equation is discussed.
Descriptors: Textbooks, Chemistry, Visual Aids, Textbook Content, Scientific Concepts, Electronics, Science Education
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