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The Chemical Educator

ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 4 Issue 5 (1999) pp 177-178

Bridging the Gap Between First and Second Semester General Chemistry: A Laboratory Exercise

C. Jayne Wilcox

William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, IL 60067

Published online: 1 October 1999

Abstract. A simple yet challenging exercise that reviews many fundamental chemical concepts and laboratory techniques from first semester general chemistry is offered for use in the first laboratory period of the second semester general chemistry course. This exercise is easy to do and involves a minimal amount of equipment and reagents. Students at the author's school like this exercise because they get good results, yet feel challenged because they have to think for themselves.

Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations;  general chemistry; laboratory; acid-base chemistry; aqueous solutions; problem-based learning

(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: jwilcox@harper.cc.il.us)

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Issue date: October 1, 1999

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