About This Chapter
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.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Modifying 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|
| Ectotherms, the Arrhenius equation, activation energy, exponential factor|
Definition of collision theory and what it shows about reaction rates
|Wednesday||Activation energy and catalysts||Definition 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 step||Definition of a reaction mechanism and rate law with the rate determining step|
|Friday||Chemical kinetics, reaction rate constant and equilibrium constant||How rate constants and equilibrium constants are related in certain situations|
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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