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CHEM1612 - Resources for Week 3

Topics and Learning Outcomes

  • Gas Laws
    •  describe Boyle's, Charles' and Avogadro's Laws
    •  perform calculations using the ideal gas equation
    •  calculate partial pressures
    •  explain the molecular basis of temperature and pressure
  • Chemical Equilibrium
    •   write down the expression for K for any reaction of known stoichiometry
    •  predict reactants or products dominate the equilibrium state from the value of K
    •  predict the direction of the spontaneous direction of a reaction based on the relative values of Q and K
    •  explain the relationship between K and ΔG0
    •  determine the relationship between Kp and Kc for gas phase equilibria
    •  write equilibria expression for equilibria involving pure liquids and solids
    •  perform calculations to determine equilibrium concentrations from initial concentrations and the value of K
    •  predict qualitatively the effects of changes in concentration, temperature and pressure on an equilibrium based on Le Chatelier's principle
    •  calculate the effect of a change in temperature on K based on its ΔH0
    •  explain how a catalyst speeds up the establishment of equilibrium
    •  understand the basis of heterogeneous equilibrium
    •  explain the experimental conditions of pressure, temperature and metal catalysed used in the industrial production of NH3

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Gas Laws -  
  Charles' Law  
Description: simulation
Tags: Charles' law  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
  Boyle's Law  
Description: simulation
Tags: Boyle's law  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
  Phun Gas Law  
Description: YouTube video with simulation of hot and cold air
Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
  Science of scuba diving  
Description: summary of the gas laws and their relevance to diving
Tags: Henry's law | Boyle's law | Charles' law  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
Chemical Equilibrium -  
  Calculating equilibrium constants  
Description: Tutorial on calculating Kc and Kp
Tags: Equilibrium  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman

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