Ch 13: AP Chemistry: Thermodynamics

Watch thermodynamics video lessons and learn about heat transfer, electrochemistry, enthalpy, and more. These lessons are just a portion of our AP Chemistry course.

AP Chemistry: Thermodynamics - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Reactions that involve heat and energy are studied in a branch of science called thermodynamics. In this chapter, our instructors will explain the theories of this field, from how energy and heat are related to how they function in chemical reactions. You'll learn about the energy in chemical bonds, the transference of energy, and how temperature affects thermochemical systems. This chapter is broken down into smaller lessons that focus on topics in thermodynamics like enthalpy, catalysts, and calorimetry. You'll learn how to balance equations of these reactions, calculating the heat and energy involved. This chapter is designed to teach you:

• The law of thermodynamics
• How heat and energy move through a chemical reaction
• About reactions that use or give off heat
• To write equations for thermochemical reactions

VideoObjective
The Laws of ThermodynamicsUnderstand the basic laws ruling the study of relations between heat, energy, and work.
State Functions in ThermochemistryLearn about the importance of the properties of systems that depend only on the current state.
Enthalpy: Energy Transfer in Physical and Chemical ProcessesExplore the different ways that energy can be transferred in physical and chemical processes using thermochemical equations.
Bond Energy: Breaking the BondExamine the energy and heat involved in creating and breaking chemical bonds.
Using Hess's Law to Calculate the Change in Enthalpy of a ReactionDiscover the relationship of enthalpy change to the steps of a reaction and calculate these changes.
Calorimetry: Measuring Heat Transfer and Heat CapacityUnderstand the measurement of heat of chemical reactions or physical changes and how to calculate the heat transferred.
Predicting the Entropy of Physical and Chemical ChangesLearn about the flow of energy through a thermodynamic process and how to calculate it.
Free Energy: Predicting and Spontaneity of a ReactionExplore the amount of work a thermodynamic system can perform and the effect of temperature on these reactions.
The Relationship Between Enthalpy (H), Free Energy (G), and Entropy (S)Examine how to calculate these values at a given temperature when you have two known values.
Electrochemistry: Free Energy and Cell Potential EnergyDiscover chemical reactions that involve electron transfer between an electrode and an electrolyte.
Endothermic and Exothermic ReactionsUnderstand how reactions can use energy or give off energy and how this can be measured.
Catalysts and Energy DiagramsTake a look at reaction diagrams to understand the effects of a catalyst in a solution.

12 Lessons in Chapter 13: AP Chemistry: Thermodynamics
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