Entropy and Free Energy
In this entropy worksheet, students define entropy and determine if reactions are exothermic or would occur spontaneously. This worksheet has 10 problems to solve.
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AP Chemistry Topic 9: Thermodynamics, Part D, Examples
A continuation of a lessons on thermodynamics, this handout serves as an explanation of Gibbs Free Energy. It elaborates on the various reaction conditions and the resulting energy. Use the first page when you are teaching these...
10th - 12th Science
AP Chemistry Topic 9: Thermodynamics, Part D, Examples, Part II
The synthesis of ammonia and combustion of octane are examples used to provide further instruction on free energy and equilibrium. This handout provides background information and two examples to work through as practice. You can use it...
11th - 12th Science
AP Chemistry Topic 9: Thermodynamics, Part D
Illustrating different thermodynamic reactions, this resource prompts young chemists to describe the changes in enthalpy, entropy, free energy, or temperature. The compact instructional activity gives learners a chance to demonstrate...
10th - 12th Science
Entropy: Embrace the Chaos!
Chemistry makes it seem that everything has its place and behaves according to different laws. Not always true! Disorder and chaos can and do happen in chemistry; scientists call this disorder entropy. Learn about entropy and its...
14 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Energy and Entropy of a Stretched Rubber Band
Stephen Perry invented and patented the modern rubber band in 1845. Young scientists put his discovery to work as they use rubber bands to observe entropy and enthalpy. They determine the change in free energy to figure out if it...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Life Requires Free Energy
Free energy, get your free energy here! Learners see that all organisms require free energy, which comes from the sun. The lesson explains the first two laws of thermodynamics and then analyzes metabolism, via glycolysis, on a very...
13 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable