Availability date: 01/08/2019
Chemistry: Kinetics and Equilibrium is the second and last course in the Secondary V chemistry program. Chemistry is the branch of science that deals with the way in which elements interact, combine and form new substances. This learning guide focuses on the rate of reaction of chemical processes and the equilibrium state of reversible reactions.
This guide consists of six learning sequences which are designed to help the learner acquire new knowledge and to apply it competently.
The new knowledge is related to the material world and is divided into three core concepts. First, the rate of reaction is key to understanding dynamic equilibrium. When formulated as a rate law, it is used to derive the mathematical expression of equilibrium constants. Second, chemical equilibrium and the factors that influence this equilibrium are crucial to a sound understanding of chemical processes. Lastly, Le Châtelier’s principle is used to explain, and even predict, changes in chemical processes whose conditions are modified. The competencies will also be developed by carrying out task and techniques in experimental activities. These new knowledge and competencies will also come into play in four scored activities and a self-evaluation activity.