Unit 6: Chemical Reactions, Energy, and Change

Essential Questions:
  1. What are the 5 main types of chemical reactions and how are they identified?
  2. What are the characteristics of a chemical equation?
  3. How is the law of conservation of matter used to determine chemical composition in compounds and reactions?
  4. How are chemical equations balanced?
  5. What is the role of activation energy and degree of randomness in a chemical reaction?
  6. What is a catalyst and what does it do?
  7. What are some everyday examples of the use of catalysts in a chemical reaction?
  8. What are the indicators of a chemical reactions and how can they be experimentally determined?
  9. Describe the energy change that takes place during a physical and a chemical change.
GPS:  SC2, SC2. a (1 - 5), SC2. b, SC5, SC5. a-c

Vocabulary:
  1. law of conservation of mass
  2. chemical equation
  3. synthesis reaction
  4. decomposition reaction
  5. single replacement reaction
  6. double replacement reaction
  7. combustion reaction
  8. precipitate
  9. activity series
  10. reactivity
  11. collision theory
  12. activation energy
  13. activated complex
  14. catalyst
  15. spontaneous process
  16. entropy
Required Reading:  Chapter 9;  (Activation energy, collision theory, reaction rates and catalysts) 560 - 573.

http://www.amazingrust.com/Experiments/how_to/Thermite.html     Thermite reactions

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