Day 9 - Monday, April 27
Welcome to Day 9 of eLearning. The current unit is titled Kinetics and
Equilibrium. Kinetics has to do with reaction rates, the factors
affecting them, the means of determining the rate-concentration
relationship, and the model for explaining rate patterns. Now that we
understand reaction rate, we are going to apply it to something rather
funky (sorry ... it's an 80s term ... like "Hey Mr. S, those are pretty
funky pants you're wearing today."). We are going to attempt to
understand the concept of chemical equilibrium. It will take us a few
days. Lets get started.
Here's What to Do:
- Red-Green Simulation (20 min - 40 min)
normal conditions, the topic of Equilibrium and Reversible
Reactions is introduced with the Red-Green simulation. You are given 36
double-sided cards (red on one side and green on the other side) and
given the rule of having to turn over ½ of the red cards every minute
and ¼ of the green cards every minute. But these aren’t normal
conditions so we will introduce the topic differently - with a
Red-Green Google Sheet. Nice. Much faster. You don’t need to do the
counting. And we can run 16 trials in the time it takes to do 1 trial
with the actual double-sided cards. And we won’t be spreading any germs
… or viruses by touching the cards. This activity can be found on
Google Classroom. Your version of the Google Sheet is there. And the
Google Doc with directions, data tables, and questions is there as
well. There is a quiz at the end of the Google Doc. You got this!
- Chapter 17.3-4 Reading Guide and WebAssign (20 min - 40 min)
Pull out your textbook and get started on the Reading of Dynamic
Equilibrium - Chapters 17.3-4. As you read, answer the related
WebAssign questions. Nothing unusual about this activity ... except
that it's usually done for HW and due at 7:30 the next Blue Day.
*** Take attendance by 1 pm. Check your email for an attendance form from the Attendance office.
Coming Next Class:
Reversible Reactions and the "Equilibrium Position"