Ch 7: Phase Changes for Liquids & Solids: AP Chemistry Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Phase Changes for Liquids and Solids chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about the kinetic molecular theory, phase diagrams, phase changes and other topics. 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 Phase Changes for Liquids and Solids 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 The Kinetic Molecular Theory: Properties of Solids and Liquids;
Phase Diagrams: Critical Point, Triple Point and Phase Equilibrium Boundaries
Exploring the composition of ideal gases, and calculating gas volume;
Interpreting phase diagrams and locating their lines and points
Tuesday Phase Change: Evaporation, Condensation, Freezing, Melting, Sublimation and Deposition;
Finding the Heat of Fusion and Evaporation
A description of each change phase;
An explanation of what occurs during this process
Wednesday Phase Diagram of Water vs. Other Substances: Differences and Meaning The contrasts between the two
Thursday Phase Changes and Heating Curves An explanation of phase transitions from solid to liquid, solid to gas, liquid to gas, and more
Friday Crystal Structures and the Unit Cell A description of various kinds of crystals

7 Lessons in Chapter 7: Phase Changes for Liquids & Solids: AP Chemistry Lesson Plans
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The Kinetic Molecular Theory: Properties of Solids and Liquids

1. The Kinetic Molecular Theory: Properties of Solids and Liquids

This lesson explores the kinetic molecular theory and how it pertains to the properties of solids and liquids. You'll learn the properties of solids and liquids, discover the types of intermolecular attractions that occur between them and gain an understanding how phase changes happen.

Phase Diagrams: Critical Point, Triple Point and Phase Equilibrium Boundaries

2. Phase Diagrams: Critical Point, Triple Point and Phase Equilibrium Boundaries

Learn what a phase diagram is and how to interpret phase diagrams. Discover how to use a phase diagram to locate the phase equilibrium boundaries. Also, learn what a triple point and critical point are and how to locate them on a phase diagram.

Phase Change: Evaporation, Condensation, Freezing, Melting, Sublimation & Deposition

3. Phase Change: Evaporation, Condensation, Freezing, Melting, Sublimation & Deposition

Substances on Earth can exist in one of four phases, but mostly, they exist in one of three: solid, liquid or gas. Learn the six changes of phase: freezing, melting, condensation, vaporization, sublimation and deposition.

Heat of Fusion & Heat of Vaporization: Definitions & Equations

4. Heat of Fusion & Heat of Vaporization: Definitions & Equations

When a substance changes states, like from a solid to a liquid, a lot is happening. This lesson will examine the heat of fusion and the heat of vaporization. It will also explain both formulas.

Phase Diagram of Water vs Other Substances: Differences & Meaning

5. Phase Diagram of Water vs Other Substances: Differences & Meaning

Phase diagrams give scientists specific information about how phase changes occur at different pressures and temperatures. This lesson examines phase diagrams, focusing on water and how it's a little different from most other substances.

Phase Changes and Heating Curves

6. Phase Changes and Heating Curves

Learn the phases - gas, liquid, solid and plasma. Learn what a phase diagram is and what terms describe the movement between phases: melting, sublimating, freezing, vaporization, condensation, and deposition. Discover why heating curves have plateaus, what a phase transition is, and what happens during this transition.

Crystal Structures and the Unit Cell

7. Crystal Structures and the Unit Cell

This crystallography lesson explores the structure and properties of crystals. You'll learn about the parts of a crystal structure, types of crystals and patterns created by unit cells.

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