University Chemistry ›› 2020, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (8): 107-110.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201912031

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The Introduction of Philosophical Idea to the Teaching of "Atomic Structure"

Shuzhong Zhan()   

  • Received:2019-12-06 Accepted:2020-01-07 Published:2020-02-18
  • Contact: Shuzhong Zhan


The structural discovery and understanding of atoms are a microcosm of the process of human cognition and a concrete practice of materialistic dialectics and methodology, which contains a wealth of dialectical thought. The "atomic structure" chapter (section) in inorganic chemistry course is a difficult part for the first-year undergraduates to understand. The introduction of philosophical idea into the teaching process of this chapter (section) will not only help them learn and master chemistry, but also help them establish a correct world view and methodology.

Key words: Philosophical idea, Atomic structure, Teaching reform