Problem-based learning in the analytical chemistry laboratory course

Larive, Cynthia K.
October 2004
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Oct2004, Vol. 380 Issue 3, p357
Academic Journal
The article advocates the idea of problem-based learning in the analytical chemistry laboratory course. Problem-based learning laboratory experiences have the potential to provide motivation for students and to demonstrate how the science of analytical chemistry is practiced and why experiments must be performed properly. Too often analytical chemistry laboratory exercises address only the determination step. In contrast, in the context of solving a problem, students may have to consider issues such as obtaining a representative sample, how to properly prepare the sample for the analysis, which method or methods are most suitable for the analysis, and how to identify and compensate for matrix effects.


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