Development of a simulator for explaining organic chemical reactions based on qualitative process theory

Alicia Y.C. Tang, Rukaini Hj Abdullah, Sharifuddin M. Zain

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This paper discusses the development of a qualitative simulator (abbreviated QRiOM) for predicting the behaviour of organic chemical reactions. The simulation technique is based on the qualitative process theory (QPT) ontology. The modelling constructs of QPT embody notions of causality which can be used to explain the behaviour of a chemical system. The major theme of this work is that, in a qualitative simulation environment, students are able to articulate his/her knowledge through the inspection of explanations generated by software. The implementation languages are Java and Prolog. The software produces explanation in various forms that stresses on the causal theories in the chemical system which can be effectively used to support learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-27
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Volume81
Publication statusPublished - 01 Sep 2011

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Organic chemicals
Chemical reactions
Simulators
Ontology
Inspection
Students

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