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ROSADO FLORES, Peter Josue. Crystallography case studies at the undergraduate level. Educ. quím [online]. 2020, vol.31, n.3, pp.73-83.  Epub Jan 13, 2021. ISSN 0187-893X.

Powder diffraction is not a characterization method alien when it concerns inorganic chemistry and material science. At the undergraduate level, however, it is rare to come upon the teaching of these methods (probably due to the lack of expensive instrumentation that could ascend the $500,000 USD mark), and instructors mostly focus on the theory. This work provides techniques to construct these case studies that could be utilized in a classroom environment, particularly at the intermediate and advance inorganic chemistry level. Therefore, the purpose of this study seeks to contribute implemented ideas to the facilitation of crystallography education at the undergraduate level using the case study method.

Keywords : Powder diffraction; crystallography; chemical education; inorganic chemistry; case studies; X-ray diffraction.

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