A tabular approach to titration calculations

Lim, Kieran F. 2012, A tabular approach to titration calculations, Teaching science, vol. 58, no. 3, pp. 33-39.

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Title A tabular approach to titration calculations
Author(s) Lim, Kieran F.ORCID iD for Lim, Kieran F. orcid.org/0000-0001-5355-8030
Journal name Teaching science
Volume number 58
Issue number 3
Start page 33
End page 39
Total pages 7
Publisher Australian Science Teachers Association
Place of publication Canberra, A.C.T.
Publication date 2012
ISSN 1449-6313
Keyword(s) science education
chemistry education
higher education
Summary Titrations are common laboratory exercises in high school and university chemistry courses, because they are easy, relatively inexpensive, and they illustrate a number of fundamental chemical principles. While students have little difficulty with calculations involving a single titration step, there is a significant leap in conceptual difficulty when “scaling-up” to more involved titration calculations with two or more steps. Currently, there is no alternative approach for students who are unable to follow the standard textbook method for titration calculations. This paper presents a new method of setting out the titration calculations, which helps these weaker students to better organize the data. The connection between the new method and current models of learning is discussed to explain why the tabular approach is successful for students who have difficulty following the standard textbook method.
Language eng
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051601

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