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Reactions in Aqueous Solutions

While this is not intended as a bio-chemistry topic, students should note that most (almost all) of the chemical reactions making life possible take place in aqueous solutions. There are a handful of driving forces chemists use to predict whether such a reaction will take place. Students explore these: formation of a solid, transfer of electrons, formation of water, and formation of a gas. There are notably a variety of ways to classify reactions. Further, there are at least three important ways (equation type) used to describe reactions in solution: molecular formula equations, a complete ionic equation, and a net ionic equation. Because of the importance of reactions in aqueous solutions to life, concepts and techniques presented in this topic apply to a breadth of other scientific principles.

Lesson 1 (or “Day 1”) Material
Lesson 2 (or “Day 2”) Material
Lesson 3 (or “Day 3”) Material
Lesson 4 (or “Day 4”) Material


10:00 Stoichiometry in Aqueous Solutions Part 1

8:45 Stoichiometry in Aqueous Solutions Part 2

7:37 Stoichiometry in Aqueous Solutions Part 3

6:11 Stoichiometry in Aqueous Solutions Part 4

9:07 Stoichiometry in Aqueous Solutions #5 updated



Compare Contrast and Debate

Kickoff Debate Background: xx

  • Position A: Honeycutt Science should x
  • Position B: Honeycutt Science should x

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Notes and Notices

Instructor Emphasis:

  • Science & Engineering Practice: Engage in scientific argument from evidence.
  • Cross-Cutting Concept: Cause and Effect: Mechanisms and explanations.


DEFINITION stoi·chi·om·e·try (stoikēˈämətrē): noun CHEMISTRY – the relationship between the relative quantities of substances taking part in a reaction or forming a compound, typically a ratio of whole integers.