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Equilibrium as a Conceptual Framework for an Integrated, Synergistic Introductory Course in Chemistry and Physics

Luca, Oana R. (2014) Equilibrium as a Conceptual Framework for an Integrated, Synergistic Introductory Course in Chemistry and Physics. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished) https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140917-132126435

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Abstract

Teachers of introductory chemistry face the reality of outdated curricula and decreased student interest. The retention rates of students in the sciences remain troubling and the need to revisit course content and teaching methods has become increasingly apparent. A more general course framework developed on the principles of scientific teaching and active learning with relevant examples will perhaps allow students to embrace both chemistry and physics as relevant and inextricably linked disciplines. The present article proposes an integrated curriculum of chemistry and physics at the introductory level, based on the overarching conceptual framework of equilibrium with a focus on energy, topics of high relevance usually addressed in a more advanced course.


Item Type:Report or Paper (Discussion Paper)
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Luca, Oana R.0000-0002-2988-4909
Contact Email Address:oana.luca@caltech.edu
Additional Information:Special thanks go to Dr. Jennifer Frederick, Dr. Kari Young, Dr. Claudia De Grandi, Prof. Robert Crabtree, Thoe Michaelos and Liam Scharninghausen for useful discussions.
Subject Keywords:General Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Conceptual Frameworks
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Deposited By: Oana Luca
Deposited On:18 Sep 2014 16:29
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 07:17

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