About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Solutions 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 Rate of Dissolution: Factors and Definition; |
Solutions, Electrolytes and Non-electrolytes
| The effects of surface area, temperature, pressure and polarity; |
Comparing electrolytes and non-electrolytes
|Tuesday|| Solubility and Solubility Curves; |
Solubility of Common Salts: Predicting Reaction Outcomes
| The differences between saturated and unsaturated solutions; |
An exploration of acetate, chloride, nitrate, iodide and more
|Wednesday|| Calculating Molarity and Molality Concentration; |
Calculating Dilution of Solutions
| The definitions of each, and the steps for calculating them; |
Examples of equations that dilute solutions
|Thursday|| Colligative Properties and Raoult's Law; |
Using Colligative Properties to Determine Molar Mass
| An explanation of Raoult's Law on vapor pressure; |
Equations for calculating freezing-point depression and molar mass
|Friday||Solubility of Gases: Experimental Examples||A look at this process|
1. The Rate of Dissolution: Factors and Definition
Learn what dissolution is and the factors that affect the rate of dissolution, such as temperature, surface area, polarity and pressure. Learn what miscible and immiscible mean in regards to liquids.
2. Solutions, Electrolytes and Nonelectrolytes
Learn what a solution is and how it is formed. Learn how to express the concentration of a solution in terms of molarity, molality and mass percent. Discover the differences between an electrolyte and a nonelectrolyte.
3. Solubility and Solubility Curves
Learn what solubility is as well as the definitions of 'saturated,' 'unsaturated' and 'supersaturated.' Learn how to determine the solubility of a substance in water by using a solubility curve. Discover the effects of pressure and temperature on the solubility of liquids, solids and gases.
4. Solubility of Common Salts: Predicting Reaction Outcomes
Ever wondered why some salts dissolve in water and others don't? In this lesson you will learn about some simple salt solubility rules. Using these rules, you will be able to predict the products of many chemical reactions.
5. Calculating Molarity and Molality Concentration
Learn the abbreviations and meaning of molarity and molality. Then apply what you have learned by going over some sample calculations with given concentrations.
6. Calculating Dilution of Solutions
Learn what a solution is and how to properly dilute a new solution from a stock solution. Learn the dilution equation that combines molarity, the volume of stock solution and desired solution to determine how much stock solution is needed for the new solution.
7. Colligative Properties and Raoult's Law
Learn how vapor pressure and osmotic pressure are colligative properties. Learn Raoult's Law and how to use it to determine the vapor pressure of a solution. Learn the equation for determining osmotic pressure and how to use it to determine the molar mass of a substance.
8. Using Colligative Properties to Determine Molar Mass
In this lesson, we will explore the effect of colligative properties on a solution. We will learn how to calculate freezing point depression and see how it can be used to calculate the molar mass of an unknown substance.
9. The Solubility of Gases in a Liquid
In this video lesson, you will learn what solubility is and the factors that affect gas solubility. We will use real-life examples to illustrate the importance of understanding solubility. A quick quiz will then test our new knowledge.
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