Chemical Reaction Videos

Chemical Reaction Videos Project Sheet

As a group you will need to research your reaction and provide the following information in a Google Doc (titled: Chemical Reaction Videos RESEARCH) that you share with Charlene:

1. What is your reaction?
2. List all of the components of your reaction in words.
3. Explain (in words) what is happening in your reaction.
4. List all of the components of your reaction in chemistry terms.
5. Attempt to write a balanced chemical reaction for your reaction. There are four ways you may do this.


1. In words (only if you’ve proven, beyond a doubt to Charlene that you absolutely, simply cannot find the chemical formulas for the compound         


    2. In Chemical Formulas
    3. In a combination of words and chemical formulas
    4. In molecular structures (necessary for metabolism of caffeine)
6. What type of reaction are you working with?
    • Combustion
    • Combination
    • Decomposition
    • Single Displacement
    • Double Displacement
Concept Map:
After you have gathered your research on your reaction, you will need to map out an idea of how you will turn that reaction into a creative video.


    • Your video should be a creative representation of the chemistry involved in your reaction.
    • Your video should include as many main actions as you have group members (this means if you have 3 group members, you should split the reaction into 3 main creative components. If you have 4 group members, you should divide the reaction into 4 main creative components, etc)
    • Every main action should include at least 5 details
Each group is responsible for creating a concept map together for their entire video. Each individual group member is responsible for creating a more detailed concept map for their main action that must include 5 details. You need to show Charlene:

1. One group concept map for entire video
2. Each group member’s concept map with 5 details per concept map

Group Concept Map 
                visuals and explanation
1st Group Member’s Concept Map
Detail 1
Detail 2
                Detail 3
                Detail 4
                Detail 5
        2nd Group Member’s Concept Map

    Detail 1

Detail 2
                Detail 3
                Detail 4
                Detail 5

Chemical Reaction Videos

Teacher Example

1. My reaction is a baking soda and vinegar volcano.

2. Components: Baking Soda, Vinegar, Carbon Dioxide, Water, Sodium Ion, Acetate Ion

3. In my reaction baking soda reacts with vinegar to produce a chemical change. The volcano erupts because of an acid-base reaction. Acetic acid (a weak acid) reacts with and neutralizes sodium bicarbonate (a base). The carbon dioxide that is given off is a gas. Carbon dioxide is responsible for the fizzing and bubbling during the 'eruption'. The baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is a base while the vinegar (acetic acid) is an acid. When they react together they form carbonic acid which is very unstable, it instantly breaks apart into water and carbon dioxide, which creates all the fizzing as it escapes the solution.

4. Baking soda: Sodium Bicarbonate: NaHCO3(s)

   Vinegar: Acetic Acid: CH3COOH(l)

   Carbon Dioxide: CO2(g)

   Water: H2O(l)

   Sodium Ion: Na+(aq)

   Acetate Ion: CH3COO-(aq)

5. NaHCO3(s) + CH3COOH(l) --> CO2(g) + H2O(l) + Na+(aq) + CH3COO-(aq)

Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) combines with vinegar (acetic acid) to produce carbon dioxide and water and a sodium ion and an acetate ion.

Breaking it down:

NaHCO3 <--> Na+(aq) + HCO3-(aq)

CH3COOH <--> H+(aq) + CH3COO-(aq)

H+ + HCO3- <--> H2CO3 (carbonic acid)

H2CO3 <--> H2O + CO2

6. This reaction is a combination and decomposition reaction. First, the sodium bicarbonate combines with the vinegar to produce carbonic acid, which instantly decomposes into carbon dioxide and water and a sodium and acetate ion.