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Title: Do school texts promote the understanding of inorganic chemistry qualitative analysis?
Authors: Tan, Daniel Kim-Chwee
Goh, Ngoh Khang
Chia, Lian Sai
Issue Date: 2001
Citation: Tan, D. K. C., Goh, N. K., & Chia, L. S. (2001). Do school texts promote the understanding of inorganic chemistry qualitative analysis? Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, XXIV(1), 68-82.
Abstract: This paper describes the analysis of two commonly used secondary chemistry textbooks and two practical workbooks in Singapore to determine if the contents present are consistent with the concepts and prepositional knowledge, identified by the authors, as essential for the learning and understanding of O-level qualitative analysis. It was found that none of the textbooks and workbooks explicitly highlighted all the reactions involved in the procedures in qualitative analysis. The omission was likely to give students incomplete or little understanding of qualitative analysis, resulting in students adopting a cookbook understanding of qualitative analysis, resulting in students adopting a cookbook approach to qualitative analysis practical work.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/15431
ISSN: 0126-7663
Website: http://www.recsam.edu.my/R&D_Journals/YEAR2001/2001Vol24No1/68-83.pdf
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