University Chemistry ›› 2023, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (8): 1-8.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202208069

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Novel Techniques and New Ideas for General Chemistry Laboratory

Liyan Fan, Yafei Liu, Meifen Wu, Xinhua Xu()   

  • Received:2022-08-12 Accepted:2022-09-07 Published:2022-10-25
  • Contact: Xinhua Xu


The conditions and shortcomings of the curriculum of general chemistry laboratory are analyzed and studied. The principles for reformation includes visualization of chemical processes, materialization of experimental results and virtual reality of chemical theories. The students' perspective and view of observation will be changed by application of digital imaging technique. Practical products will be obtained from the experiments. The microstructure of materials will be presented by means of software, handicraft and 3D printing. With these novel techniques and new ideas on reforming of laboratory teaching, the aspect of the curriculum of general chemistry laboratory will be improved substantially. The students will expand the horizons and boost their innovation skills. Thus, the chemical education and teaching will receive more and more recognition and passion from the students.

Key words: General chemistry laboratory, Visualization, Virtual reality, Materialized products