%0 Journal Article
	%A Alicia Y. C. Tang and  Rukaini Hj. Abdullah and  Sharifuddin M. Zain
	%D 2011
	%J International Journal of Chemical and Molecular Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 57, 2011
	%T Development of a Simulator for Explaining Organic Chemical Reactions Based on Qualitative Process Theory
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/6021
	%V 57
	%X 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.
	%P 748 - 753