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Chemical Equilibrium Teacher Resources
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Students explore Le Chatelier's Principle. In this lesson about chemical equilibrium, students do an experiment with several different activities . Students observe as they do the experiments and understand the outcome. Students become familiar with the principle and what chemical equilibrium is all about.
Here is an excellent teaching tool for your advanced chemistry scholars. This handout explains chemical equilibrium, the equilibrium quotient, and the reaction quotient. Then it provides sample calculations for your class to try. Finally, the equilibrium position is explained. This would be readily used while you are introducing these concepts to your class.
These six exercises help your chemistry apprentices review the topic of equilibrium. They calculate partial pressures, solve equilibrium problems, and predict the direction that a system will shift. This is ideal to assign as homework in preparation for a quiz on chemical equilibrium.
These two pages give your advanced chemistry class an adequate homework worksheet when studying chemical equilibrium. Reaction quotients are calculated, directions for system shift are predicted, diagrams are drawn. This gives learners several ways to communicate their understanding.
Students investigate the effects of adding or removing a reactant or a product on chemical equilibrium. In this equilibrium lesson plan, students add or remove ions to solutions to determine the effects on equilibrium. They make observations of color changes in the solutions to determine equilibrium. Students write equilibrium constant expressions for the reactions in part 2 and 3 of the lab.
In this chemical reactions worksheet, students determine what is true about a system at equilibrium and give examples of macroscopic properties. Students determine minimum enthalpy and maximum entropy for reactions. This worksheet has 2 multiple choice, 9 short answer, and 18 problems to solve.
Tenth graders investigate chemical, physical and mechanical equilibrium. In this equilibrium lesson, 10th graders participate in a physical activity to show equilibrium by some students standing and some students sitting at the same time. They experiment with beakers of water to show mechanical equilibrium and they use solutions of ions to observe color changes as chemical equilibrium is reached.
Sometimes equilibrium is a difficult concept for a beginning chemist to grasp. Here is a demonstration that helps them to visualize what is happening at a molecular level. Using two aquariums and different sizes of beakers to transfer water back and forth between them, observers can see when equilibrium is reached. This is a clever approach to helping your class understand dynamic equilibrium. Check it out!