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Vicente Talanquer

Member of the Graduate Faculty,
Distinguished Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry,
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry-Sci,

Chemistry & Biochemistry - Sci
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Grant: $5.2M
Vicente Talanquer experts in chemistry education research, science education, teacher education, machine learning, condensed matter physics, chemistry education, fluid mechanics, computational chemistry, soft matter, turbulence, artificial intelligence, psicologa de la educación, chemistry, computer vision, molecular simulation, mathematics education, human-computer interaction, rheology, bioinformatics, self-assembly, estudios de género, philosophy of mind, educational technology, hci, condensed matter theory, linguistics, physical chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, aerosols, biophysics, statistical physics, microfluidics, biomems, soft matter physics, educational psychology, learning sciences, tecnologa educativa, metaethics, natural language processing, higher education, engenharia qumica, educación fsica, formación docente, assessment, ubiquitous computing, disasters, disaster risk reduction, resilience, science teacher education, argumentation, colloids, historia contemporánea, systems biology, syntax, semantics, polymer physics, astrophysics, cosmology, spectroscopy, theoretical chemistry, computational materials science, solid mechanics, theoretical nuclear physics, nuclear physics, crystallography, crystal engineering, economa pblica, statistical mechanics, dna nanotechnology, thermodynamics, chemical engineering, chemical reaction engineering, educación, theoretical physics, quantum field theory, inteligencia artificial, heuristic reasoning, social psychology, social cognition, data mining, historia de la, phonology, learning analytics, instructional design, computational biology, computer graphics, faculty development, quantitative methods, qualitative research methods, chemical education, environmental economics, environmental policy, formación profesorado, pedagogy, didáctica de las ciencias experimentales, ciências ambientais, information retrieval, economa aplicada, economa de la salud, economa de la educación, philosophy, philosophy of science, epistemology, psicologa evolutiva, literatura espaola, educación matemática, robotics, metaphysics, atomic physics, molecular biology, energy, energy policy, climate change, e-learning, teacher professional development, computer science education, electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, social computing
Central Ideas in the Chemical Science 
General Chemistry II 
Chemical Thinking II 
Chemical Thinking I 
Preparatory Chemistry 
Lectures in General Chemistry 
General Chemistry I 
Planning and Implementing Science Curriculum 
Recent Grants
Logo of Collaborative Research: Investigating Classroom Discourse in Active Learning Environments for Large Enrollment Chemistry Courses funding agency
2019 $366.2KActive
Collaborative Research: Investigating Classroom Discourse in Active Learning Environments for Large Enrollment Chemistry Courses
Logo of CUR Transformations Project funding agency
2017 $16.0KActive
CUR Transformations Project
Logo of Developing Instructional Teams for Evidence-Based Instruction in Large Collaborative Learning Environments funding agency
2016 $2.8MActive
Developing Instructional Teams for Evidence-Based Instruction in Large Collaborative Learning Environments
Logo of Supporting Chemistry Teachers to Assess and Foster Chemical Thinking funding agency
2016 $91.6K
Supporting Chemistry Teachers to Assess and Foster Chemical Thinking
Logo of UA AAU STEM Undergraduate Education Project funding agency
2013 $500.0K
UA AAU STEM Undergraduate Education Project
Logo of Collaborative Research: An Initial Learning Progression in Chemical Design funding agency
2012 $208.2K
Collaborative Research: An Initial Learning Progression in Chemical Design
Logo of Tools for Assessing and Improving Science Teacher Assessment Reasoning funding agency
2011 $199.3K
Tools for Assessing and Improving Science Teacher Assessment Reasoning
Logo of Southern Arizona Center for the Development and Retention of Science and Mathematics Teachers funding agency
2009 $874.0K
Southern Arizona Center for the Development and Retention of Science and Mathematics Teachers
Logo of Chemistry XXI: A New Curriculum For a Modern Era funding agency
2008 $199.4K
Chemistry XXI: A New Curriculum For a Modern Era
2015Two From UA Appointed Regents' Professors 
2015UA Celebrates Special Honors for Four Faculty Members 
2015UA's Talanquer Among Top Professor Honorees 
2014Redesigned Chemistry Course Influencing Future of STEM Education 
2014UA Paves Way to Redefine STEM Education 
2013UA One of Only Eight Institutions Selected for Nationwide STEM Initiative 
2012Select Faculty Honored as Outstanding Teachers  
2009Five Star Faculty Award Given to Albrecht Classen 
2009STEM Program Works to Retain Math, Science Teachers 
2007UA Annual Teaching Award Winners Announced 
Publications (183)
2022The Complexity of Reasoning about and with Chemical Representations 
2022Analysis of factors that affect the nature and quality of student laboratory argumentation 
2021Multifaceted Chemical Thinking: A Core Competence 
2021Characterizing change in students' self-assessments of understanding when engaged in instructional activities 
2021Variation in chemistry instructors’ evaluations of student written responses and its impact on grading 
2021Exploring the impact of the framing of a laboratory experiment on the nature of student argumentation 
2021Exploring Inequities in a Traditional and a Reformed General Chemistry Course 
2021Responsive teaching in online learning environments: Using an instructional team to promote formative assessment and sense of community. 
2021Dimensions of Variation in Chemistry Instructors’ Approaches to the Evaluation and Grading of Student Responses 
2021Exploring Variation in Ways of Thinking About and Acting to Control a Chemical Reaction 
2021Reacciones redox: De la transferencia de carga eléctrica en pilas a las reacciones de oxidación [Redox reactions: From electric charge transfer in batteries to oxidation reactions]. 
2021How Students Use Whiteboards and Its Effects on Group Work 
2021Dimensions of variation in chemistry instructors' approaches to the evaluation and grading of student responses. 
2020Lessons from a Pandemic: Educating for Complexity, Change, Uncertainty, Vulnerability, and Resilience 
2020La progresión de los aprendizajes sobre la composición, estructura y transformación química de la materia 
2020Lessons from a pandemic: Educating for complexity, change, uncertainty, vulnerability and resilience. 
2020Exploring undergraduate students’ abilities to collect and interpret formative assessment data. 
2020Exploring students' explanations of energy transfer and transformation. 
2020Teachers’ Noticing, Interpreting, and Acting on Students’ Chemical Ideas in Written Work 
2020Teachers' noticing, interpreting, and acting on students' chemical ideas in written work. 
2020Exploring Students’ Explanations of Energy Transfer and Transformation 
2020Didaktik models in chemistry education 
2020Exploring Undergraduate Students’ Abilities to Collect and Interpret Formative Assessment Data 
2019Conceptual profile of chemistry: a framework for enriching thinking and action in chemistry education 
2019Idea Bank: Crosscutting Concepts as Productive Ways of Thinking 
2019Investigating the effect of teacher mediation on student expressed reasoning 
2019Some insights into assessing chemical systems thinking. 
2019Learning Researchers: Promoting formative assessment in STEM courses 
2019Some Insights into Assessing Chemical Systems Thinking 
2019Using a mechanistic framework to characterise chemistry students' reasoning in written explanations 
2019Crosscutting concepts as productive ways of thinking. 
2018Importance of Understanding Fundamental Chemical Mechanisms 
2018Formación docente: ¿Qué conocimiento distingue a los buenos maestros de química ? 
2018El químico intuitivo 
2018Construcción y aplicación de un modelo atómico simple a partir de datos experimentales [Construction and application of a simple atomic model from experimental data]. 
2018Making Sense of Phenomena from Sequential Images versus Illustrated Text 
2018Chemical rationales: another triplet for chemical thinking 
2018Making sense of phenomena from sequential images versus illustrated text. 
2018Los anillos del tiempo 
2018Construcción y aplicación de un modelo atómico simple a partir de datos experimentales 
2018Lo mismo y no lo mismo de Ronald Hoffman 
2018Física para químicos 
2018¿Qué es auto-organización? II. Relaciones oscilantes 
2018Progressions in reasoning about structure–property relationships 
2018¿Qué es auto-organización? I. El problema de la convección 
2018Propiedades emergentes: un reto para el químico intuitivo 
2018En pos de una QuimEra 
2018Eco-reflexive chemical thinking and action 
2018III. Ondas Químicas 
2017Entrevista a Vicente Talanquer 
2017Three Fundamental Elements in the Training of Science Teachers 
2017Enlace químico y estructura: construcción de modelos y explicaciones a partir de datos experimentales 
2017Coloreando cáscaras de huevo: Una exploración de la extensión y velocidad de las reacciones químicas 
2017Better formative assessment. 
2017Reforming a Large Foundational Course: Successes and Challenges 
2017Concept Inventories: Predicting the Wrong Answer May Boost Performance 
2017Tres elementos fundamentales en la formación de docentes de ciencias 
2016Mapping students' modes of reasoning when thinking about chemical reactions used to make a desired product 
2016A Short Journey Through the Core Ideas of Physical Chemistry 
2016Central Ideas in Chemistry: An Alternative Perspective 
2016Physical Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction. 
2015Mapping students' conceptual modes when thinking about chemical reactions used to make a desired product 
2015Why is it relevant to learn the big ideas in chemistry at school? 
2015La importancia de la evaluación formativa [The importance of formative assessment] 
2015The importance of formative assessment | La importancia de la evaluación formativa 
2015Students' Ideas about How and Why Chemical Reactions Happen: Mapping the conceptual landscape 
2015Uncovering Chemical Thinking in Students' Decision Making: A Fuel-Choice Scenario 
2015Reasoning about benefits, costs, and risks of chemical substances: Mapping different levels of sophistication 
2015Extracción, separación e identficación de sustancias [Extraction, separation, and identification of substances]. 
2015Exploring prospective teachers' assessment practices: Noticing and interpreting student understanding in the assessment of written work 
2015Interpreting data: The hybrid mind. 
2015Threshold concepts in chemistry: The critical role of implicit schemas 
2015Exploring Prospective Teachers’ Assessment Practices: Noticing and Interpreting Student Understanding in the Assessment of Written Work 
2015Interpreting Data: The Hybrid Mind 
2014What is this Substance? What Makes it Different? Mapping Progression in Students' Assumptions about Chemical Identity 
2014Leading institutional change through faculty support and engagement with administrators: Use of evidence based teaching practices 
2014Specific pedagogical content reasoning | Razonamiento Pedagógico Específico sobre el Contenido (RPEC) 
2014DBER and STEM education reform: Are we up to the challenge? 
2014Chemistry in past and new science frameworks and standards: Gains, losses, and missed opportunities 
2014Chemistry education: Ten heuristics to tame 
2014Desarrollando pensamiento químico en contextos sociales y ambientales [Developing chemical thinking in social and environmental contexts]. 
2014Using qualitative analysis software to facilitate qualitative data analysis 
2014Humanizing chemistry education: From simple contextualization to multifaceted problematization 
2014Simulaciones computacionales para construir y explorer modelos [Computer simulations for building and exploring models] 
2014Razonamiento pedagógico específico sobre el contenido [Specific pedagogical content reasoning]. 
2014Rethinking chemistry: A learning progression on chemical thinking 
2014Collaborative Professional Development in Chemistry Education Research: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice 
2013When atoms want 
2013Learning progressions: Promise and potential | Progresiones de aprendizaje: Promesa y potencial 
2013Learning progressions: Promise and potential 
2013Effect of different types of small-group activities on students' conversations 
2013Assessing students' understanding of inquiry: What do prospective science teachers notice? 
2013Effect of the level of inquiry on student interactions in chemistry laboratories 
2013Making predictions about chemical reactivity: Assumptions and heuristics 
2013Chemistry education: Ten facets to shape Us 
2013Effect of the level of inquiry of lab experiments on general chemistry students' written reflections 
2013School Chemistry: The Need for Transgression 
2012Content-Related Interactions in Self-initiated Study Groups 
2012Modes of reasoning in self-initiated study groups in chemistry 
2012Structure of matter: Knowing vs. Thinking | Estructura de la materia: De saberes y pensares 
2012Emergent topics in chemistry education: Nature of chemistry and learning progressions 
2012Estructura de la materia: De saberes y pensares [Structure of matter: Knowing and thinking] 
2012Chemistry education: Ten dichotomies we live by 
2012A learning progression approach to studying benefits, costs and risks in chemical design 
2012Emergent topics in chemistry education: Nature of chemistry and learning progressions | Las áreas emergentes de la educación química: Naturaleza de la química y progresiones de aprendizaje 
2011El papel de las ideas previas en el aprendizaje de la química [The role of prior knowledge in chemistry learning]. 
2011College chemistry students' mental models of acids and acid strength 
2011El papel de las ideas previas en el aprendizaje de la química 
2011Macro, submicro, and symbolic: The many faces of the chemistry "triplet" 
2011Heuristic reasoning in chemistry: Making decisions about acid strength 
2010Intuitive thinking in chemistry: Implicit assumptions and heuristics | Pensamiento intuitivo en química: Suposiciones implícitas y reglas heurísticas 
2010Let's teach how we think instead of what we know 
2010Intuitive Thinking in Chemistry: Implicit Assumptions and Heuristics 
2010Construyendo puentes conceptuales entre las varias escalas y dimensiones de los modelos químicos [Building conceptual bridges between the different scales and dimensions of chemical models]. 
2010Factors influencing entering teacher candidates' preferences for instructional activities: A glimpse into their orientations towards teaching 
2010Classifying end-of-chapter questions and problems for selected general chemistry textbooks used in the United States 
2010Exploring dominant types of explanations built by general chemistry students 
2010The role of intuitive heuristics in students' thinking: Ranking chemical substances 
2009De escuelas, docentes y TICs [Of schools, teachers, and ICTs] 
2009Química; ¿Quién eres, a dónde vas y cómo te alcanzamos? [Chemistry: Who are you? Where are you going? How do we catch up with you?] 
2009On cognitive constraints and learning progressions: The case of "structure of matter" 
2008Classification of chemical reactions: Stages of expertise 
2008What do science teachers consider when selecting formative assessment tasks? 
2008Students' predictions about the sensory properties of chemical compounds: Additive versus emergent frameworks 
2007Nucleation of Self-Associating Fluids: Free versus Activated Association. 
2007Revealing student teachers' thinking through dilemma analysis 
2007Explanations and teleology in chemistry education 
2007Filling and emptying transitions in cylindrical channels: A density functional approach 
2007A2: Element or Compound? 
2007Linking general education and science teacher preparation 
2007Erratum: Classification of chemical substances using particulate representations of matter: An analysis of student thinking (International Journal of Science Education) 
2007Solvent density inhomogeneities and solvation free energies in supercritical diatomic fluids: A density functional approach 
2007Nucleation of self-associating fluids: Free versus activated association 
2007Classification of chemical substances using particulate representations of matter: An analysis of student thinking 
2006Reclaiming the central role of equations of state in thermodynamics 
2006Phase transitions in DNA-linked nanoparticle assemblies: A decorated-lattice model 
2006Commonsense chemistry: A model for understanding students' alternative conceptions 
2005Nucleation on cylindrical plates: Sharp transitions and double barriers 
2005Phase behavior of self-associating fluids with weaker dispersion interactions between bonded particles 
2005Learning to Teach: The Role of Evidence. 
2005Nucleation in a simple model for protein solutions with anisotropic interactions. 
2004Chapter 1 Statistical mechanics of fluid interfaces 
2004Nucleation in cylindrical capillaries 
2003Responding to the call for change: The new College of Science TeacherPreparation Program at the University of Arizona 
2003Formation of droplets on nonvolatile soluble particles 
2003Nucleation of pores in amphiphile bilayers 
2003A Stronger Role for Science Departments in the Preparation of Future Chemistry Teachers 
2002Nucleation in gas-liquid transitions 
2001Nucleation in a slit pore 
2001A density functional approach to nucleation in microemulsions 
2001Heterogeneous nucleation on aerosol particles 
2001Bubble nucleation in binary mixtures: A semiempirical approach 
2000Gas-liquid nucleation in associating fluids 
2000Density-functional approach to nucleation in micellar solutions 
2000El movimiento CTS en México, ¿vencedor vencido? 
1999A density functional study of liquid-liquid interfaces in partially miscible systems 
1999A simple off-lattice model for microemulsions 
1998Crystal nucleation in the presence of a metastable critical point 
1997Nucleation in the presence of an amphiphile: A density functional approach 
1997A new phenomenological approach to gas-liquid nucleation based on the scaling properties of the critical nucleus 
1996Density functional theory for binary nucleation 
1996Critical clusters in binary mixtures: A density functional approach 
1996Nucleation on a solid substrate: A density functional approach 
1996Wetting transition at the liquid-air interface of methanol-alkane mixtures 
1995Nucleation of bubbles in binary fluids 
1995Density functional analysis of phenomenological theories of gas-liquid nucleation 
1995Nucleation: Measurements, theory, and atmospheric applications 
1995Density functional theory of nucleation: A semiempirical approach 
1995Heterogeneous nucleation of molecular and dipolar fluids 
1994Dynamical density functional theory of gas-liquid nucleation 
1994A microcomputer simulation of the liesegang phenomena 
1994Wetting properties of simple binary mixtures and systems with one self-associating component 
1993Nucleation in dipolar fluids: Stockmayer fluids 
1993Fractals: To known, to do, to simulate 
1992Global phase diagram for reacting systems 
1992¿Cuándo moja? ¿Cuándo no? 
1991Transisiones de fase y universalidad 
1991Curvature interfacial transitions in amphiphile monolayers and their possible relation to the onset of micelle formation 
1990Qué pasa en nuestra secundaria 
1989Sublattice-ordered phases in a lattice model for a micellar solution 
1989Sublattice-ordered phases of Griffiths's three-component model 
1989Global phase diagram for binary alloys with one magnetic component 
1967Nucleation in molecular and dipolar fluids: Interaction site model