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Abstract Volume 15 (2010) pp 181-184

Multi-sensory Chemical Equilibrium Investigation as a Learning Lab Experience

Maria T. Oliver-Hoyo* and Deborah C. Bromfield Lee

Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695,
Received September 1, 2009. Accepted December 26, 2009.

Published: 17 March 2010

Abstract. An experiment is described that incorporates the senses of smell, touch, hearing and sight in exploring the Le ChatÍlierís principle to provide students with a unique and structured inquiry experience through multi-sensory learning. A new laboratory format, the Learning Lab Report, was used to encourage reflective thinking and promote scientific inquiry through the use of conceptual questions.

Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations; general chemistry; equilibrium; Le Chatêlierís Principle; inquiry; multi-sensory experimentation

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Experimental protocols for the students and detailed notes for the instructors on the experiment are available (83 KB).

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