Practical Skills in Chemistry

Author: John R. Dean

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780130280022

Category: Chemistry

Page: 362

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This text's unique and comprehensive coverage includes: general advice on practical work; basic laboratory skills, classical and instrumental techniques; analysis and presentation of data; information technology; library resources; and communicating information.
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Practical Skills in Chemistry

Author: John Dean,David A Holmes,Alan M Jones,Allan Jones,Jonathan Weyers,Prof Author

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292139935

Category: Science

Page: 656

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Practical skills form the cornerstone of chemistry. However, the diversity of skills required in the laboratory means that a student’s experience may be limited. While some techniques do require specific skills, many of them are transferable generic skills that are required throughout the subject area. Limited time constraints of the modern curriculum often preclude or minimise laboratory time. Practical Skills in Chemistry 3rd edition provides a general guidance for use in and out of practical sessions, covering a range of techniques from the basic to the more advanced. This ‘one-stop’ text will guide you through the wide range of practical, analytical and data handling skills that you will need during your studies. It will also give you a solid grounding in wider transferable skills such as teamwork, using information technology, communicating information and study skills. This edition has been enhanced and updated throughout to provide a complete and easy-to-read guide to the developing skills required from your first day through to graduation, further strengthening its reputation as the practical resource for students of chemistry and related discipline areas.
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Progressive Development of Practical Skills in Chemistry

A Guide to Early-undergraduate Experimental Work

Author: Stuart W. Bennett,Katherine O'Neale,Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 9780854049509

Category: Education

Page: 172

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It is widely recognised that students on present-day chemistry courses need to develop a portfolio of practical skills. Progressive Development of Practical Skills in Chemistry is the second in a series of publications from the Royal Society of Chemistry which are directed towards the early part of an undergraduate chemistry programme. This book features a variety of practical activities, spanning a wide range of chemistry. Activities are arranged in order of increasing skills development and demand, and each is accompanied by a guide for demonstrators. A technical guide is also included detailing all reagent and equipment requirements. Trialled in universities across the UK pre-publication, students and lecturers will welcome this book as an aid to the development of skills in degree courses.
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Gender Differences in Performance of Chemistry Practical Skills Among Senior Six Students in Kampala District

Author: Fredrick Ssempala

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1599427001

Category: Education

Page: 108

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The aim of this study was to determine if there were gender differences in the performance of Chemistry practical skills among senior six girls and boys in selected mixed secondary schools in Kampala District from February to March 2004. The study participants were drawn from five mixed secondary schools in the district. A total of fifty students participated, half of them girls and the other half boys. A cross sectional descriptive research design was used involving both quantitative and qualitative research strategies. The instruments of data collection were a Chemistry practical test (Quantitative analysis), student questionnaires and in-depth interviews. Questionnaires were filled out by all students and forty randomly selected students were interviewed by the researcher. The following were the findings: 1. There were no statistical significant differences between girls and boys in their ability to manipulate the apparatus/equipment, take observation, report/record results correctly, and compute/interpret/analyze results during the Chemistry practical. 2. Both female and male students perceived interpreting/analyzing results to be the most difficult skill to perform, whereas manipulation of apparatus/equipment was perceived to be the easy skill to perform during Chemistry practical by both gender. 3. Girls had a poor self-confidence in their ability to perform Chemistry practical, as most of them (90%) believed that boys are better than them. Although girls performed slightly better than boys overall, the skills in which boys performed slightly better than girls in recording/reporting results correctly, and computing/interpreting/analyzing results, contributed a higher percentage in the assessment of Chemistry practical examinations by the UNEB examiners. Hence, it may be the reason why boys perform better than girls in UNEB Chemistry practical examinations, and in 'A' Level Chemistry examinations generally. The recommendations were that Chemistry teachers in 'O' Level should make sure that students are taught mole concept, volumetric analysis and Ionic Chemistry, and balancing equations early enough so that both girls and boys are able to compute/interpret/analyze results. Also, further research should be done on gender and Chemistry practical skill performance, considering qualitative analysis practical for both 'O' and 'A' Level, so that more knowledge is gained about the effect of gender on performance of Chemistry practical skills.
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Innovative Methods of Teaching and Learning Chemistry in Higher Education

Author: Ingo Eilks,Bill Byers

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1847559581

Category: Education

Page: 268

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Two recent initiatives from the EU, namely the Bologna Process and the Lisbon Agenda are likely to have a major influence on European Higher Education. It seems unlikely that traditional teaching approaches, which supported the elitist system of the past, will promote the mobility, widened participation and culture of 'life-long learning' that will provide the foundations for a future knowledge-based economy. There is therefore a clear need to seek new approaches to support the changes which will inevitably occur. The European Chemistry Thematic Network (ECTN) is a network of some 160 university chemistry departments from throughout the EU as well as a number of National Chemical Societies (including the RSC) which provides a discussion forum for all aspects of higher education in chemistry. This handbook is a result of one of their working groups, who identified and collated good practice with respect to innovative methods in Higher Level Chemistry Education. It provides a comprehensive overview of innovations in university chemistry teaching from a broad European perspective. The generation of this book through a European Network, with major national chemical societies and a large number of chemistry departments as members make the book unique. The wide variety of scholars who have contributed to the book, make it interesting and invaluable reading for both new and experienced chemistry lecturers throughout the EU and beyond. The book is aimed at chemistry education at universities and other higher level institutions and at all academic staff and anyone interested in the teaching of chemistry at the tertiary level. Although newly appointed teaching staff are a clear target for the book, the innovative aspects of the topics covered are likely to prove interesting to all committed chemistry lecturers.
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Chemistry in Context

Author: Graham Hill,John Holman

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780174483076

Category: Science

Page: 148

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The labatory manual and study guide supports your teaching with a broad range of practicals, emphasising saftey and risk assessment. It is an essential companion to Chemistry in Context and can also be used alongside other Advanced Chemistry books. It offers practicals wwith detailed instructions, for openended investigations and opportunities for assessed practical work in the four skill areas of planning, implementing, analysing and evaluating.
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OCR (A) AS/A2 Chemistry Student Unit Guide New Edition: Units F323 & F326 Practical Skills in Chemistry

Author: John Older

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444178393

Category: Science

Page: 88

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Written by a senior examiner, John Older, this OCR AS/A2 Chemistry Student Unit Guide is the essential study companion for Units F323 and F326: Practical Skills in Chemistry.This full-colour book includes all you need to know to prepare for your Unit F323 and Unit F326 assessments: clear guidance on the range of practical apparatus and techniques that you need to know about and an overview of the scientific method of testing ideas by experimentationexaminer's advice throughout, so you will know what to expect in the assessments and will be able to demonstrate the skills requiredsample investigation tasks for extra practice before your assessments
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Practical Skills in Forensic Science

Author: Alan Langford

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131144002

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 516

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Guides students through the complete range of practical skills needed to succeed in this course ¿ from general transferable skills to advanced technical skills ¿ as well as helping them to develop critical thinking and good study practice.
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Ocr Chemistry Student Guide 1

Author: Mike Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781471843969

Category:

Page: 96

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Reinforce students' understanding throughout their course; clear topic summaries with sample questions and answers to improve exam technique. Written by experienced author Mike Smith, this Student Guide for Chemistry: - Helps students identify what they need to know with a concise summary of the topics examined in the AS and A-level specification - Consolidates understanding with tips and knowledge check questions - Provides opportunities to improve exam technique with sample answers to exam-style questions - Develops independent learning and research skills - Provides the content for generating individual revision notes
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Valuepack: Chemistry

An Introduction to Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry with Practical Skills in Chemistry

Author: Catherine Housecroft,Dean John

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9781405825696

Category:

Page: N.A

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Chemistry Education

Best Practices, Opportunities and Trends

Author: Javier GarcÃa-MartÃnez,Elena Serrano-Torregrosa

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527336052

Category: Science

Page: 792

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This comprehensive collection of top-level contributions provides a thorough review of the vibrant field of chemistry education. Highly-experienced chemistry professors and chemistry education experts at universities all over the world cover the latest developments in chemistry learning and teaching, as well as the pivotal role of chemistry for shaping the future world. Adopting a practice-oriented approach, they offer a critical view of the current challenges and opportunities of chemistry education, highlighting the pitfalls that can occur, sometimes unconsciously, in teaching chemistry and how to circumvent them. The main topics discussed include the role of technology, best practices, science visualization, and project-based education. Hands-on tips on how to optimally implement novel methods of teaching chemistry at university and high-school level make this is a useful resource for professors with no formal training in didactics as well as for secondary school teachers.
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Advanced Practical Inorganic and Metalorganic Chemistry

Author: R. John Errington

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780751402254

Category: Science

Page: 302

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While the boundaries between the areas of chemistry traditionally labeled as inorganic, organic and physical are gradually diffusing, the practical techniques adopted by workers in each of these areas are often radically different. The breadth and variety of research classed as "inorganic chemistry" is readily apparent from an inspection of some of the leading international journals, and can be quite daunting for newcomers to this domain who are likely to have only limited experience of the methodologies involved. This book has therefore been written to provide guidance for those unfamiliar with the techniques most often encountered in synthetic inorganic / metalorganic chemistry, with an emphasis on procedures for handling air-sensitive compounds. One chapter is devoted to more specialized techniques such as metal vapor synthesis, and a review of preparative methods for a selection of starting materials is included as an aid to those planning research projects. While this book is aimed primarily at postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students involved in inorganic research projects, synthetic organic chemists and industrial chemists will also find much useful information within its pages. Similarly, it serves as a useful reference source for materials and polymer scientists who wish to take advantage of recent progress in precursor synthesis and catalyst development.
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Edexcel AS Chemistry Student Unit Guide: Unit 2 Application of Core Principles

Author: Rod Beavon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444155490

Category: Science

Page: 96

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Student Unit Guides are perfect for revision. Each guide is written by an examiner and explains the unit requirements, summarises the relevant unit content and includes a series of specimen questions and answers. There are three sections to each guide: Introduction - includes advice on how to use the guide, an explanation of the skills being tested by the assessment objectives, an outline of the unit or module and, depending on the unit, suggestions for how to revise effectively and prepare for the examination questions. Content Guidance - provides an examiner's overview of the module's key terms and concepts and identifies opportunities to exhibit the skills required by the unit. It is designed to help students to structure their revision and make them aware of the concepts they need to understand the exam and how they might analyse and evaluate topics. Student Unit Guides are perfect for revision. Each guide is written by an examiner and explains the unit requirements, summarises the relevant unit content and includes a series of specimen questions and answers.
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Naturgeschichte einer Kerze

sechs Vorlesungen für die Jugend

Author: Michael Faraday

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 158

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Experimental Organic Chemistry

Author: Philippa B. Cranwell,Laurence M. Harwood,Christopher J. Moody

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119952387

Category: Science

Page: 688

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Previous edition by Laurence M. Harwood, Christopher J. Moody, and Jonathan M. Percy.
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Chemistry

The Practical Science

Author: Paul B. Kelter,Michael D. Mosher,Andrew Scott

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0618000720

Category: Science

Page: 1055

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From core concepts to current applications, Chemistry: The Practical Science promotes an interrogative approach that develops effective problem solvers and critical thinkers for today's world. Using the text and its pedagogical features as a model, students learn to appreciate the role of questioning in the process of chemistry and begin to think like chemists. In addition, applications woven throughout the narrative, examples, and exercises present core chemical concepts in the context of everyday life. This integrated approach encourages curiosity and demonstrates the relevance of chemistry and its uses in students' lives, their future careers, and their world. Chemistry introduces new topics as an instructor would in the classroom. The authors' approach to problem solving prompts students to begin by asking questions about the topic, think critically to arrive at a solution, evaluate their answers, and uncover related information about the concepts being explored. A dynamic art program, comprehensive end-of-chapter materials, and powerful technology resources complete this innovative textbook program. Real-world applications integrated throughout the chapter-opening case studies, examples, and exercises demonstrate why chemistry matters, as well as its uses in industry, the human body, and the environment. Boxed essays explore scientific applications; connections between nano-level interactions and chemistry at the macro level; and current, controversial topics related to chemistry. In addition, Applications Icons highlight Chemical Encounters and other real-world applications in the narrative. Sample worked-out exercises complement the authors' problem-solving approach and help students develop critical-thinking skills. Each exercise begins with a Question, followed by First Thoughts to capture and maintain student interest. The worked-out Solution, accompanied by Further Insights, extends the concept. Finally, Practice problems and corresponding End-of-Chapter Exercises provide an opportunity for students to apply this approach independently. Designed for optimal student support, Here's What We Know So Far in-chapter summaries reinforce complex or important chemical concepts, and The Bottom Line end-of-chapter reviews highlight the main topics of each chapter and provide key words with definitions and page references for further review. End-of-chapter problems test students' understanding of key concepts and problem-solving skills. Organized by chapter section and in pairs, Skills Review and Chemical Applications and Practices are followed by increasingly challenging Comprehensive Problems and Thinking Beyond the Calculation exercises that involve multiple concepts. The dynamic art program promotes visual learning and resonates with students who expect exciting and appealing graphics. Molecular-level illustrations of key concepts help students connect nanoscale activity to macroscale phenomena, while electrostatic potential maps use vibrant colors to demonstrate the distribution of electrons within a molecule. For further visual learning, the HM ClassPresent CD offers scaleable, searchable animations and lab demonstration videos for use in classroom presentations. The innovative technology program reinforces concepts and allows students to practice problem-solving strategies. Interactive teaching and learning tools—from Chemwork interactive homework problems to video lessons from Thinkwell—present content in a variety of formats to meet different learning styles. Accuracy reviewers worked diligently to ensure the integrity of content, exercises, and supplements for Chemistry: The Practical Science.
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Study and Communication Skills for the Chemical Sciences

Author: Tina Overton,Stuart Johnson,Jon Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198708696

Category: Chemistry

Page: 272

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Study and Communication Skills for the Chemical Sciences has been carefully designed to help students transition seamlessly from school to university, make the most of their education, and ultimately use their degree to enhance their employability.The accessible and friendly writing style helps to engage students with the subject while frequent chemical examples highlight the relevance of the skills being learned. A comprehensive range of skills are coveredâe"from making the most of practicals, lectures and group work, through to writing and presentation skills, and effective revision for exams. An expanded chapter on employability offers invaluable advice for getting a job in today's competitive market.The friendly, conversational writing style makes the text ideal for beginning undergraduate studentsA broad range of skills are covered, from writing and presentation skills, to working in groups and revising for examsFrequent examples drawn from chemistry highlight the relevance of the skills being learnedThe experienced author team is headed up by a leading expert in chemical educationNew to this editionThe final chapter Making Yourself Employable has been significantly expanded to include new topics such as year in industry placements, CV and cover letter writing, and interviewsMore information on working in groups has been added to further help students develop this essential skill
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