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Title: A cross-age study on the understanding of the reactions involved in basic inorganic chemistry qualitative analysis
Authors: Tan, Daniel Kim-Chwee
Goh, Ngoh Khang
Chia, Lian Sai
Treagust, David F.
Issue Date: 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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/15439
ISSN: 0126-7663
Website: http://www.recsam.edu.my/R&D_Journals/YEAR2002/2002Vol25No2/1-14.pdf
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