Students’ Generated Electron Configurations of Chemical Elements: An Explorative Study

Monica, Prima Sari and Hardinata, A and Andromeda, Andromeda and Bayharti, Bayharti (2019) Students’ Generated Electron Configurations of Chemical Elements: An Explorative Study. In: ICOMSET2018: IOP Conf. Series: Journal of Physics: Conf. Series 1317 (2019) 012078, 2018.


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This study aimed to explore students’ understanding about electron configuration of chemical elements based on quantum mechanics atomic model. Sixty students from natural science education department participated in this study. A set of essay questions as was designed and validated through expert judgement and then was integrated into students’ final examinations for the Basic Inorganic Chemistry course within the academic year of 2017/2018. Data of students’ understanding were analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively. The findings of this study revealed that most students made mistake in writing electron configuration especially when it comes to ions. Based on the analysis of the source of these mistakes, we provided recommendations to improve students’ understanding about this concept in the future learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Fakultas Matematika dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam > Pendidikan Kimia - S1
Depositing User: Sudia Ajjronisa S.Sos.
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2022 02:33
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2022 02:42

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