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Disequilibrium: Colorful Covalent Bonds

by: Todd Hoover

This column shows how to use discrepant events to confront misconceptions. This month’s discrepant event is a colorful way to help students visualize changes in molecular bonds and explore the concept of surface tension. The activity provides students with a hands-on experience to supplement the diagrams and explanations found in their textbooks.


Middle School


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 9/1/2017Stock # ss17_041_01_14Volume 041Issue 01

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