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Are Atoms Real if You Can't See Them?
Much of the conflict in the game centers on the proper formulas for water and carbon oxide and the relative weights of carbon and oxygen. These were much in dispute in 1860. The arguments center on differing interpretations of a collection of experimental data available in 1860. The game fits particularly well in courses that look at the historical development of chemistry including the Atoms First approach and also in history and philosophy of science courses. In basic science courses, instructors have the option of requiring students to do the calculations from raw experimental data. Alternatively, students can be given the results of the calculations and then defend their interpretation of the results.
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Susan K. Henderson
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