Stoichiometry and Balancing Equations

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Is your stoichiometry lesson plan just not adding up? Incorporate an exciting interactive to balance things out! Chemistry scholars manipulate the number of molecules added to the reaction vessel, then observe as bonds form and break as the reaction works toward completion.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Just getting started in stoichiometry? Give the class a hand by distributing a worksheet with the reactants listed for each possible reaction, then let them fill in the products and balance the equation
  • For more advanced classes, include an examination of concentration versus reaction rate for the reactions given in the interactive
Classroom Considerations

  • Make sure students are comfortable with the diatomic nature of hydrogen and chlorine before using the simulation

Pros

  • Interactive progresses through multiple numbers of molecule combinations so pupils can see both stoichiometry and reaction rate factors
  • Color-coded atoms help learners keep track of reactants and products
Cons

  • None
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