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Avoiding first-year University chemistry textbooks' misrepresentations in the teaching of spontaneous reactions

By Juan Quílez and Ana Quílez-Díaz


This paper summarizes the misrepresentations related to Gibbs energy in general chemistry textbooks. These misrepresentations arise from a problem in the terminology textbooks use. Thus, after reviewing the proper definition of each of the terms analyzed, we present two problems to exemplify the correct treatment of the quantities involved, which may help in the discussion and clarification of the misleading conventions and assumptions reported in this study

Topics: first-year chemistry, textbooks, spontaneity, libros de texto, química
Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Química
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.5935/0100-4042.20140248
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Provided by: Repositori UJI
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