Five ideas in chemical education that must die

  title={Five ideas in chemical education that must die},
  author={E. Scerri},
  journal={Foundations of Chemistry},
  • E. Scerri
  • Published 2019
  • Mathematics
  • Foundations of Chemistry
  • The article concerns five traditionally difficult issues that chemical educators encounter and how they should be resolved. In some cases I propose the examination of necessary and sufficient conditions in order to cast light on the relationships under discussion. The five educational issues are, the notion that a pH value of seven implies a neutral solution of water and vice versa, the use of Le Châtelier’s Principle, the relative occupation and ionization of 4s and 3d orbitals, the… CONTINUE READING
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