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Abstract Volume 10 Issue 2 (2005) pp 102-106

An Alternative Problem Solving Technique for Freshman Chemistry

Carl W. David

Department of Chemistry, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269-3060,
Received October 8, 2004. Accepted January 27, 2005.

Published online: 17 February 2005

Abstract. An alternative scheme for solving word problems in introductory chemistry courses is presented with illustrations that show the method’s strengths and weaknesses. The suggestion is that adding this scheme to the armamentarium of techniques for aiding “math-phobic” students might give them an opportunity to progress satisfactorily through introductory chemistry.

Key Words: In the Classroom; general chemistry; gases

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Issue date: April, 1 2005

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