About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Reactions 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||Chemical reactions and equations||The process of balancing reaction equations and writing formula equations|
|Tuesday||Creating new products from chemical reactions||Examining the interactions between atoms and molecules as new products develop|
|Wednesday||The six changes of phase||The processes and examples of vaporization, melting, sublimation, deposition, freezing and condensation|
|Thursday||The pH of solutions||Discovering whether a solution is basic, neutral or acidic|
|Friday||Chapter examination||Test your students' knowledge of these topics on reactions|
1. Chemical Reactions and Balancing Chemical Equations
In this lesson, you'll learn how to balance a chemical reaction equation using the conservation of matter law. You'll also learn how to write both word and formula equations, what the subscripts after a letter mean and what the numbers in front of compounds mean.
2. How Chemical Reactions Form New Products
After watching this video, you will be able to explain what a chemical reaction is and how the products can have completely different properties to the reactants. A short quiz will follow.
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.
4. Acidic, Basic & Neutral Solutions: Determining pH
After watching this video, you will be able to explain the difference between acidic, basic, and neutral solutions and explain the concept of pH. A short quiz will follow.
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