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Student Misconceptions in Chemistry

Misconceptions that Students Bring with Them into the Chemistry Classroom

Many students’ conceptual difficulties in chemistry result from assumptions they hold about the natural world and mental shortcuts they take in their reasoning. Dr. Vicente Talanquer will share an explanatory framework that helps instructors understand and even predict these underlying misconceptions and also address them so students can build a firmer foundation in chemistry.

Originally aired on: November 12, 2021

Dr. Vicente Talanquer

Dr. Vicente Talanquer, a distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Arizona, is a recipient of numerous prestigious awards for teaching excellence and chemical education research. He is a co-founder of the Chemical Thinking curriculum, which introduces college students to chemistry as a powerful way of thinking with multiple applications in critical areas such as human health, environmental protection, and sustainable development. 

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