Using Chemical Equations
Chemistry is really about reactions. Chemical change is a rearrangement of atoms – as one or more substances change to new substances. Mole-to-mole relationships and mass calculations in particular provide a wealth of information to practicing chemists – and to chemistry students. Applying mathematical ratios, making practical use of scientific notation, and thoughtfully comparing both sides of an equation are important skills for chemistry students to master.
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 25 – Balanced Equations
- Read Chem 25 – Chemical Equations
- Read Chem 25 – Description
Lesson 3 (or “Day 3”) Material
Lesson 4 (or “Day 4”) Material
2:20 How to Balance a Chemical Equation by Multiplying by the Denominator : Math Equations & More
11:08 A Beginner’s Guide to Balancing Equations
14:27 Balancing Chemical Equations
Compare Contrast and Debate
Background: Often, in math-related work, there are multiple “paths” for arriving at a correct answer.
- Position A: Once having mastered one technique, no further techniques are needed or appropriate.
- Position B: Multiple techniques, if available, are always helpful to learn.
Resources Documents and Links
Notes and Notices
- Science & Engineering Practice: Develop and use models.
- Cross-Cutting Concept: Patterns.