Chapter 8: Chemical Equations and Reactions

Chemical Reactions

Chemical Reactions – discussion of chemical reactions, including reaction energy, with key terms hyperlinked to their descriptions.

http://www.visionlearning.com/library/module_viewer.php?mid=54

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(Main Idea: Chemical reactions have physical indicators.)

On Fire – Virtual Fire Lab exploring combustion reactions from the strike of a match to the chain reactions that occur to the formation of material in the form of soot.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/science-fire.html

(Main Idea: Chemical reactions have physical indicators.)

Chemical Equations

Chemical Equations – discussion of chemical equations, including a Flash simulation of the formation of water, and a molecular weight calculator.

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(Main Idea: Chemical equations show relative amounts, masses, and progression of chemical reactions.)

Balancing Chemical Equations – practice balancing equations involving ammonia, water, and methane, then try the balancing equations game.

http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/balancing-chemical-equations

(Main Idea: Chemical equations can be balance with step-by-step inspection.)

Reactants, Products, and Leftovers – create chemical ‘reactions’ in the sandwich shop in which the reactants are bread, cheese, and meat.  Then, see how this example relates to real-word chemical reactions.

http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/reactants-products-and-leftovers

(Main Idea: Chemical equations show relative amounts, masses, and progression of chemical reactions.)

Activity Series

What is an Activity Series? – discussion of the activity series, which dictates what substances will displace others in chemical reactions.

http://antoine.frostburg.edu/chem/senese/101/redox/faq/activity-series.shtml

http://antoine.frostburg.edu/chem/senese/101/redox/faq/activity-series.shtml

(Main Idea: An activity series helps determine what substances will displace others in chemical reactions.)

Activity Series Battleship – play the classic game with a twist; in order to score a
hit, you must correctly answer a multiple-choice question.

http://www.quia.com/ba/39535.html

(Main Idea: An activity series helps determine what substances will displace others in chemical reactions.)