Entropy & Free Energy

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An understanding of chemical reactions really boils down to two concepts: entropy and enthalpy. Follow along with this instructional video as it explains how these two principles are used to calculate Gibbs free-energy which determines the behavior of different chemical reactions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a note-taking guide for students to complete as they watch this instructional video
  • Assign this video as homework in your flipped chemistry classroom, discussing it during the following class period
  • Have your class perform experiments that fall into the different categories mentioned in the video
Classroom Considerations

  • The presenter's handwriting is a little unclear at times, but is supported by his verbal explanations
Pros

  • Clear examples are offered that support the scientific concepts being addressed
  • Presenter uses academic language that is appropriate for a high school audience
Cons

  • The narrator's voice may not capture the engagement of all students