Unit 9: Kinetics, Thermodynamics, & Equilibrium


Kinetics, Thermodynamics & Equilibrium

Note: The link above is only for the note portion of the unit packet. If you need another copy of the class version of the packet (which includes a variety of additional activities and worksheets related to the unit), you need to email me, as the class version contains some materials which are not allowed to be posted in public webspace

Unit Presentation:

Unit Content:

Lesson 1: Kinetics

Pre-Video 1: Reaction Mechanisms

Pre-Video 2: Factors Affecting Reaction Rate

BONUS MUSIC VIDEO: Rate of Reaction

BONUS TUTORIAL: The Nature of Reactants

Lesson 2. PE Diagrams

Pre-Video 1: Energy in Reactions

Pre-Video 2: Potential Energy Diagrams

BONUS MUSIC VIDEO: Exo, Endo...What's the Diff?

Lesson 3. Equilibrium Systems

Pre-Video 1: Equilibrium

Pre-Video 2: Equilibrium Constant Keq

Pre-Video 3: Solubility Product Constant Ksp

Lesson 4. Spontaneity

Pre-Video 1: Enthalpy and Entropy

Pre-Video 2: Gibbs Free Energy

Pre-Video 3: Gibbs Free Energy Calculations

Pre-Video 4: Determining DS and Equilibrium Temperature

Lessson 5. Changing Equilibrium

Pre-Video 1: Le Chatelier’s Principle: Changing Concentration

Pre-Video 2: Le Chatelier’s Principle: Temperature and Pressure

BONUS MUSIC VIDEO: Stress, Shift, Change In Concentration

Supplementary Resources:

PhET Simulations:

These programs help simulate a variety of topics that we discuss in the course. We frequently use them in class, but they are also provided here for your own, personal, use. Note: Many of these simulations require Java to be installed on the computer you are using them on.

Reactions and Rates:

Reactions & Rates
Click to Run

Reversible Reactions:

Reversible Reactions
Click to Run

Crash Course Chemistry Videos:

These videos come from YouTube's "Crash Course" channel. In them, Hank Green covers the material of a typical introductory course. Please note that these videos are presented, sorted by unit, but that the sequence within each page is not the same sequence as the instructional sequence for the unit. Also note that these videos contain additional material that is not discussed in class, and that there may be material covered in class that is not specifically discussed in these videos.

Enthalpy: Crash Course Chemistry #18

Entropy- Embrace the Chaos!: Crash Course Chemistry #20

Equilibrium: Crash Course Chemistry #28

Equilibrium Equations: Crash Course Chemistry #29

Kinetics- Chemistry's Demolition Derby: Crash Course Chemistry #32

Mr. Rosengarten's Website:

From Mr. Rosengarten's Website. Includes tutorial videos, songs, etc.