New Chemistry Tools for LON-CAPA

String Response Problems
Numerical Problems
Image Enhanced Problems

String Response Problems in LON-CAPA

In string response problems, a text box is presented in which the student types a string of characters. The string must be exact, so that designing such problems can sometimes be complicated and require instructions as to how the strings are to be entered. Is an element's name capitalized? (Hydrogen or hydrogen?) What convention is used in naming compounds? (2-butanol or butan-2-ol?) Is a full name required, or just a last name? (Einstein or Albert Einstein?).

To make it easier to enter chemical formulas and reactions as strings, Guy Ashkenazi, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, ISRAEL, has developed the "Reaction Editor" for editing strings of formulas and reactions.

String responses can also be combined with other types of responses in a single problem.

To the right are some sample problems illustrating these features. They are presented with a "New Problem Variation" button at the top to allow you to explore the many randomized variations of the problem. Your responses are not recorded, and you have as many attempts as you like.

To view these and additional sample problems as a student in the General Chemistry demonstration course, you must enter a username and password at the LON-CAPA Login page. (First you might want to read instructions at Getting Started with LON-CAPA.) You can get a username and password by contacting Robley Light at Florida State University.


String Response (Element Names, Symbols, Atomic Numbers)
String Response (Ion Name)
String Response (Naming a Compound)
String Response (Naming a Product)
String Response (Entering Balancing Coefficients)
The Reaction Editor for Formulas and Equations
Reaction Editor (Acid-Base Reactions)
Reaction Editor (Combustion Reactions)