Formulation and Nomenclature of Inorganic Compounds - Chemistry Game
This app is a vast database of chemical formula and nomenclature based around a simple quiz of questions and open response answers. The theory behind the rules of formulation can be accessed before testing your knowledge.
The home screen presents you with five options – chemical elements, oxidation states, formulation, nomenclature and theory. If you choose to select one of the first four then you will be taken through some other options and finally reach the quiz feature of the app. Each question is presented one at a time and once answered the user is given immediate feedback. If they have answered incorrectly the correct answer is stated. The quiz continues on the same topic for as long as the user chooses to answer the questions it generates.
Within the formulation and nomenclature options you can choose to test yourself on three different conventions – IUPAC, stock or traditional. You also have the choice of including a mixture of all the conventions. From the home screen there is an option to select to read the theory behind the formulation of all in the inorganic compounds. Some examples are given along with a few paragraphs of text to explain the rules for each convention. The theory content is displayed in a very basic manner.
Another feature from the home screen gives the user their stats for each of the quizzes they have attempted. This includes the number of questions asked, the number of correct answers and a percentage with a simple encouraging message if you are doing well. The app can be linked to Game Centre will all the functions that it offers on top of what the app makes available. There is also a search function to find any of the chemicals listed in the database. Searching a particular element or compound will display its formula symbol and the different names it is known by.
In terms of utilising the potential of visual and audio aspects of tablet technology this app seems dated. The graphics are very basic and there are only about ten simple icons used throughout the entire app. The soundtrack of tunes played out on synthesisers is unnecessary and borderline distracting. It is possible to turn the sound off in the settings.
To appeal to a greater range of users the developers may consider including quizzes on molecular diagrams or multiple-choice answers. The quiz will continue to run until the user decides to stop. There is very little incentive to keep going and perhaps if quizzes were bunched into groups of 20 questions or time limits offered then this might help to motivate learners.
The cost of the app is £1.99 and this is a reasonable price for the wide range of information that is included. The overall content is aimed at university students, however older students of high school age might benefit from some of the simpler quizzes. Chemistry teachers might also use it as a quick test for A-level students in class.
From the Developer
Chemistry - Formulation and Nomenclature of Inorganic Compounds is the ultimate app to understand and learn all the foundations of inorganic compound naming.
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This game has 7 learning modes with infinites exercises on each:
- Chemistry symbols: write the symbol for each of the existing chemical elements on the periodic table.
- Chemistry elements: write the name of the chemical symbol and learn all the names from the periodic table.
- Oxidation numbers: guess what are the oxidation numbers for each of the available elements of the periodic table.
- IUPAC nomenclature and formulation: name the compound with the IUPAC rules.
- Stock nomenclature and formulation: name the compound with the Stock rules.
- Traditional nomenclature and formulation: name the compound with the traditional rules.
But it's not all, because we know that this app will be useful on all the degrees of your high school and university, so you'll be able to push the difficult of the exercises up with the segmentation of the type of available compounds in the game:
- Binary salts
- Ternary salts
- And of course, for experts: all the compounds together
- All the the notes to remember the theory of formulation and nomenclature of inforganic compounds.
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