Definitions in Chemistry

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This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, provides students with an opportunity to discuss and give a critique of basic chemical definitions for the terms element, compound, atom, and molecule.

By engaging in the activity students can explore and reveal their own understanding of these concepts. The exercise does require a fairly high level of linguistic competence and would not be suitable for all students in the 14–16 age range if set as an independent activity.

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