Ch 16: Chemistry Kinetics Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Chemistry Kinetics chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the laws governing rates of chemical reactions in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Chemistry Kinetics chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondayModifying factors on the rate of a chemical reaction
Rate constant and rate laws
Definition of reaction rate, factors that can affect it, such as concentration, pressure and temperature
Definition of rate law and how the rate constant is related, the equation for rate law and when to use it
Tuesday How temperature influences the rate of a chemical reaction
Collision theory
Ectotherms, the Arrhenius equation, activation energy, exponential factor
Definition of collision theory and what it shows about reaction rates
Wednesday Activation energy and catalystsDefinition of activation energy, its relation to reaction energy and how activation energy can be altered by a catalyst
Thursday Reaction mechanisms and the rate determining stepDefinition of a reaction mechanism and rate law with the rate determining step
Friday Chemical kinetics, reaction rate constant and equilibrium constantHow rate constants and equilibrium constants are related in certain situations

10 Lessons in Chapter 16: Chemistry Kinetics Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Potential & Kinetic Energy Lesson Plan

1. Potential & Kinetic Energy Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to introduce your students to the ideas of kinetic and potential energy. Students will watch two video lessons, discuss different types of energy, and participate in a hands-on activity to create images that depict each type of energy in real-world settings.

Potential & Kinetic Energy Activities & Games

2. Potential & Kinetic Energy Activities & Games

Like most topics in physics, there's a lot of potential for teaching potential and kinetic energy in a fun way. Why not try some of these activities and games in your classroom?

Kinetic Energy Projects

3. Kinetic Energy Projects

It's time to MOVE! Although it may be easy to keep students interested in the topic of movement and energy, it is not quite so easy to ensure that all of your activities are high quality and meaningful. Snag some great project ideas for kinetic energy here!

Rate of a Chemical Reaction: Modifying Factors

4. Rate of a Chemical Reaction: Modifying Factors

Why are some reactions much faster than others? Is it possible to change how fast a reaction occurs? In this lesson, you will learn what the rate of a chemical reaction is. You will also discover how factors such as temperature, concentration, surface area, and catalysts impact reaction rates.

Rate Constant and Rate Laws

5. Rate Constant and Rate Laws

Learn what the rate law is and how the rate constant relates to it. Learn what reaction order is and how to determine reaction order when given experimental data containing concentration and reaction rate.

Rate of a Chemical Reaction: Effect of Temperature

6. Rate of a Chemical Reaction: Effect of Temperature

Learn how temperature affects reaction rates. Discover the rate law as well as how the Arrhenius equation relates to the rate law and predicts the effect of temperature on the rate of reaction.

Collision Theory: Definition & Significance

7. Collision Theory: Definition & Significance

This lesson will define and explain collision theory and explore how it is related to chemical reactions and reaction rates. So if you've ever wondered how two particles combine to form a new product, read on!

Activation Energy and Catalysts

8. Activation Energy and Catalysts

Learn how to define activation energy and how it relates to a reaction's energy. Learn what an activated complex is and where it fits into an activation energy diagram. Discover how a catalyst works to change the activation energy of a reaction and what this means to metabolism in the body.

Reaction Mechanisms and The Rate Determining Step

9. Reaction Mechanisms and The Rate Determining Step

This lesson explores what a reaction mechanism is and how it relates to the speed of a reaction. You'll discover how to pinpoint the rate-determining step and learn how to write a rate law based on the rate-determining step.

Chemical Kinetics, Reaction Rate Constant & Equilibrium Constant

10. Chemical Kinetics, Reaction Rate Constant & Equilibrium Constant

Are formulas, rate constants, and chemical reactions getting you down? Don't worry, this lesson will explain how reaction rate and equilibrium constants are related to chemical reactions.

Chapter Practice Exam
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