The Relationship of Molecular Representations, Complexity, and Orientation to the Difficulty of Stereochemistry Problems
Ming-Tang Kuo, Loretta Jones, Steven Pulos, Richard Hyslop 2004 The Chemical Educator v9 p1-7
This paper reports research results testing the effect of visualization models on student learning of stereochemistry. A series of tests were carried out in which different types of visualization models with varying dimensionality, complexity, and orientation were shown to students on stereochemistry exams. The study showed that the more abstract and complex the model, the more difficult the model was for the students to visualize.