Adopting the Chemical Potential in the High School Curriculum: Why not?

Authors

  • Paolo Lubini Liceo cantonale di Lugano 2 Nuova Via San Gottardo, CH-6942 Savosa, Switzerland. paolo.lubini@edu.ti.ch
  • Michele D'Anna Liceo cantonale di Locarno Via F. Chiesa 15a, CH-6600 Locarno, Switzerland. michele.danna@edu.ti.ch

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2018.32

Keywords:

Chemical potential, Education, Equilibrium, Thermodynamics

Abstract

Discussing some examples involving the equilibrium condition in phase transitions and chemical reac- tions, we show how it is possible to introduce the concept of chemical potential (?) even at the beginning of high school. This provides the students with a simple way of conceptualizing and managing quantitatively phenomena which, on the surface, are quite different; and it allows them to do this in a way which is both unifying and coherent.

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Published

2018-02-01

How to Cite

[1]
P. Lubini, M. D’Anna, Chimia 2018, 72, 32, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2018.32.

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Scientific Articles