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Symposium Title: Modernizing Teaching about Molecules and Bonding in General Chemistry Courses
Descrption: Much of the current material on molecules and the nature of chemical bonding that is presented in general chemistry textbooks and courses is dated and fails to reflect the mature state of knowledge on the topic, particularly from the perspective of modern quantum chemistry. Better options are available than Lewis structures, Pauling hybridization, and VSEPR theory. This symposium will allow presenters to describe alternate strategies for teaching the subject matter that are in development or already in use. While the primary emphasis of the symposium will be on new approaches to the material itself, talks that address misconceptions about molecules and bonding and related pedagogical issues will also be appropriate.
Program: 21st BCCE
Audience: College
Organizer: David Woon
CoOrganizers: Lina Chen
Restrictions: None. Abstracts may be submitted by any conference participant. Only the usual AV equipment (to project PowerPoint presentations) is required.
Papers
[2010-08-04 09:00:00 - 12:00:00] - David Woon, Presider
Start TimePresenterTitle
09:20:00 introduction
09:25:00Barbara BullAtomic models and periodic trends
09:45:00Michael SangerUsing electrostatic potential maps from Spartan to teach about bond types, molecular polarity, and solution miscibility
10:05:00Rebecca RicciardoInorganic coordination chemistry in undergraduate courses: Design, implementation, and evaluation of an integrated laboratory/classroom experience
10:25:00 break
10:40:00David WoonNew foundations for teaching about the nature of molecular bonding in general chemistry: Moving beyond Lewis structures, hybridized orbitals and VSEPR with modern quantum chemical theory
11:00:00David WoonNew foundations for teaching about the nature of molecular bonding in general chemistry: What is a chemical bond?
11:20:00Lina ChenNew foundations for teaching about the nature of molecular bonding in general chemistry: Atom-by-atom insight into molecular structure
11:40:00 panel discussion
 

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