Equilibrium and Le Chatelier's Principle

Time to shake up the status quo with a presentation that describes Le Chatlier's Principle and has pupils examine situations in which equilibrium is upset. Four examples show different stresses to the reaction and the resulting shift. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners use a graphic organizer to record notes
  • Use a physical demonstration to test the principle
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects a basic understanding of chemical equations, reactants, and products
  • The final lesson in the four-part series
Pros

  • Uses a variety of examples to show that different conditions cause shifts in the equilibrium
  • Colors and symbols help draw attention to the important aspects of the lesson
Cons

  • None