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Title: 
A cross-age study on the understanding of the reactions involved in basic inorganic chemistry qualitative analysis
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2002
Citation: 
Tan, D. K. C., Goh, N. K., Chia, L. S., & Treagust, D. F. (2002). A cross-age study on the understanding of the reactions involved in basic inorganic chemistry qualitative analysis. Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, XXV(2), 1-14.
Abstract: 
This cross-age study sought to determine the extent of secondary students’
(14-17 years old), junior college students’ (16 to 19 years old), and graduate
trainee-teachers’ conceptions of the reactions involved in the testing of cations
and anions in basic secondary qualitative analysis. The results showed that
many of the participants in the study had little understanding of the reactions
involved, and that alternative conceptions were prevalent among all groups
of participants. The authors believe that the lack of understanding of the
reactions involved in qualitative analysis is due to the requirements of the
present qualitative analysis practical work assessment system which mainly
emphasizes students’ observational skills.
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ISSN: 
0126-7663
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