An inquiry-based introductory volumetric titration without calculations

Lim, Kieran F, White, Peta J, Long, John M and Saw, Jessica 2020, An inquiry-based introductory volumetric titration without calculations, Teaching science, vol. 66, no. 3, pp. 24-30.

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Title An inquiry-based introductory volumetric titration without calculations
Author(s) Lim, Kieran FORCID iD for Lim, Kieran F orcid.org/0000-0001-5355-8030
White, Peta JORCID iD for White, Peta J orcid.org/0000-0002-0225-5934
Long, John MORCID iD for Long, John M orcid.org/0000-0001-6110-5904
Saw, Jessica
Journal name Teaching science
Volume number 66
Issue number 3
Start page 24
End page 30
Total pages 7
Publisher Australian Science Teachers Association
Place of publication Deakin West, A.C.T.
Publication date 2020-09
ISSN 1449-6313
Keyword(s) Australian Curriculum
contemporary science
hands-on
volumetric analysis
Summary Volumetric titrations are an accurate and precise analytical method, which explains their use in industrial and research settings and their inclusion in senior secondary chemistry curricula around the world. Students often have difficulty understanding the intricacies of titrations because they are novices being presented with a long list of detailed instructions, which hinders learning and leads to frustration. The main feature of this introductory volumetric titration activity is to sacrifice the usual precision and accuracy of the titration method by focussing on a relative comparison/ranking of two or more samples, without the determination of absolute concentrations. Students can thereby focus on mastering the fundamental technique, before worrying about the details.
Language eng
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 0299 Other Physical Sciences
1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30146914

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