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
- Day 2 Instructor Presentation
- Day 2 Student Handout
- Day 2 Rubric
- Read Chem 23 – Aqueous solution
- Read Chem 23 – Compounds in Water
- Read Chem 23 – Def. Aqueous Solution
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
Resources Documents and Links
- Multiple experiments (Precipitation Reactions & Metathesis Reactions)
Notes and Notices
- 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.