Using stereochemistry models in teaching organic compounds nomenclature: Effect on senior secondary students’ performance in rivers state of Nigeria

  • N Obumnenye
  • MJ Ahiakwo


The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of stereochemistry models on students’ performance on organic compounds nomenclature. The study was a quasiexperimental design. The sample of the study was two hundred and sixty senior secondary 1 and 2 chemistry students in four intact classes of a University Demonstration School. The sample
constituted 134 students in the experimental group and 126 students in the control group. Lesson plan of organic nomenclature using Stereochemistry Models, lesson plans using Chart Models and Organic Compound Nomenclature Test were the three instruments used in the study. Overall findings of the study showed among others that the control group (Chart Model) experienced more problems in organic nomenclature than the experimental group (Stereochemistry Model); the treatment had significant effect: students taught using Stereochemistry Models performed better than those taught using Chart Model; SS 2 students performed better than SS 3 students in the Organic Nomenclature Test. These  findings were discussed in the study. [AJCE, 3(2), June 2013]

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