University Chemistry ›› 2018, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (3): 36-41.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201709023

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How to Cultivate Undergraduates' Scientific Thinking in Basic Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory Class: Taking the Experimental Reform of "Preparation of the Complex[Co(NH3)6]Cl3" as an Example

Shuni LI*(),Quanguo ZHAI,Yucheng JIANG,Mancheng HU   

  • Received:2017-09-13 Published:2018-03-13
  • Contact: Shuni LI


In the traditional inorganic chemistry laboratory teaching, the students usually don't have the ability to relate theory with the experiment phenomenon and procedure, thus lacking an in-depth understanding about the experiment. Thus, the teaching effect of the inorganic chemistry laboratory is difficult to meet expectations. Here, the classic inorganic experiment "preparation of the complex[Co(NH3)6]Cl3" was taken as a teaching case to cultivate the active thinking ability of the undergraduates, so that the students can have a deep understanding on the experiment. We attempt to point out the reform of "problem-setting method" in inorganic chemistry laboratory teaching in order to cultivate students' scientific thinking and scientific research ability by comparing the old and new teaching methods.

Key words: Basic inorganic chemistry laboratory, Problem-setting method, Case analysis, Cultivation of scientific thinking