n Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies - Students conceptual difficulties in electrochemistry in senior secondary schools

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2141-6990
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This study investigated secondary students' conceptual difficulties in electrochemistry. A branch of chemistry that deals with the chemical action of electricity and the production of electricity by chemical reactions. The sample consists of two hundred and forty eight students randomly selected from 29 government secondary schools within Abia state. A test instrument on conceptual difficulties in electrochemistry (TCE) was designed and used in collecting data for the study. TCE was validated by experienced lecturers and chemistry teachers in the field. A pilot test was carried out to establish its reliability coefficient and with the use of test re-test method, the correlation coefficient was found to be r = 0.88. The results of the analysis showed that; the students have difficulty in understanding concepts tested by 84% of the items in electrochemistry. Based on the findings; some recommendations were made on how to improve the learning and understanding of concepts in electrochemistry.

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