Classroom Resources: Electrochemistry
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Classification of Reactions, Balancing Equations, Stoichiometry, Redox Reaction, Net Ionic Equation | High School
Lab: Inquiry Redox Investigation
In this lab, students perform a simple redox reaction using an iron nail and copper(II) chloride solution. They will consider both quantitative and qualitative data collected during the reaction in order to attempt to explain what happened. Students will also create particle diagrams and determine mole ratios of various species in the reaction.
Molecular Structure, Molecular Geometry, Polymers, Electronegativity, Heat, Temperature, Electricity | Middle School, High School
Video: The Future of Paint Video
This video explores the fascinating and innovative scientific advancements of paint. Students will learn how the molecular components in paint are helping to evolve in the world around them. Futuristic paint is capable of replacing light switches, conducting electricity, and regulating temperature amongst other things!
Solubility Rules, Chemical Change, Redox Reaction, Precipitate, Reaction Rate, Reduction, Oxidation | High School
Lesson Plan: Removing Copper Stains from Masonry
In this lab, students investigate the use of milk of magnesia poultice to remove copper stains on masonry in copper architecture. They use chalk as the model for masonry, copper(II) chloride solution as a model for soluble copper and a freshly prepared slurry of copper phosphate as a model for a hard stain of copper on masonry. Through a series of investigations students have the opportunity to connect chemistry topics with real-world applications, such as environmental hazards, engineering practices of copper architecture, corrosion control, and structural protection.
Electricity, Renewable Energy, Photosynthesis, Electron Transfer, Redox Reaction, Oxidation, Reduction | High School
Lesson Plan: Color Solar Power!
In this lesson students will make a dye-sensitized solar cell (also known as DSC or Gratzel cell) using extracts from blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, red cabbage, strawberries, beetroot, spinach and dried hibiscus petals. Students will measure the voltage and the current of various light sources using the created solar cells and then compare the effectiveness of each.
Electromagnetic Spectrum, Redox Reaction, Molecular Structure, Law of Conservation of Energy, Half Reactions, Oxidation Number, Oxidation, Reduction, Intermolecular Forces | High School
Lesson Plan: Fading Away
In this lesson students will explore photodegradation of color. First, students will view how fading of paint has affected Van Gogh’s great works of art and the efforts that are being taken to conserve these works. While exploring, students will actively engage in research to relate the fading process to redox reactions, X-Ray diffraction, solute-solvent interactions, and light/energy calculations. Students will then act as an Engineering Task Force and brainstorm to identify how photodegradation affects modern day objects and plan how to address their fading in an effort to market to the airliner Jetstar
Activity Series, Chemical Change, Redox Reaction, Reduction, Oxidation, Balancing Equations | High School
Lesson Plan: Single Displacement Reactions with Test Tube Diagrams
In this lesson students will perform and analyze two single displacement reactions and prepare and manipulate Test Tube Diagrams to depict the activity at the molecular level. Using manipulatives representing individual ions, atoms and molecules for the various reactants and products, they will accurately represent species in the solid, gaseous and aqueous states by correlating the Test Tube Diagram to the complete ionic equation for each reaction. They will determine the reactants and products responsible for color, as well as identify which species is oxidized and which is reduced.
Chemical Change, Beer's Law, Redox Reaction, Reduction, Oxidation, Concentration, Reaction Rate | High School
Lesson Plan: Rustbusters! A Lab Activity on Corrosion
In this lesson students learn about factors affecting the rate of corrosion and evaluate the efficiency of different protective coatings to simulate products used in industry when building metal structures like ships or bridges.
Metallic Bonding, Electrons, Electricity, Electrostatic Forces | High School
Demonstration: Metallic Bonding & Magnetics
In this demonstration students will observe how electrons flow through a metal in an example of metallic bonding. Using tubes made of different metal materials as well as one made of plastic, in combination with a rare earth magnet (neodymium magnet) the teacher will demonstrate how electrons will flow freely through a metal and create a magnetic field.
Activity Series, Classification of Reactions, Chemical Change | High School
Lab: Investigating the Activity Series of Metals
In this lab, students will create an activity series of metals and predict whether or not single replacement reactions are likely to occur.
Renewable Energy, Electricity, Galvanic Cells, Cathode, Anode | High School
Video: Hybrid and Electric Cars Video
This video explores the chemistry in the batteries that power hybrid and electric cars.
Activity Series, Chemical Change, Oxidation, Reduction, Net Ionic Equation, Redox Reaction, Observations | High School
Lab: Fine Art of Redox
In this lab, students will practice writing and balancing redox reactions and use the activity series to verify the outcome of a chemical reaction.
Reduction, Oxidation, Redox Reaction, Catalysts, Activation Energy, Combustion | Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Video: Catalytic Converters Video
This video investigates the role of a catalytic converter and its corresponding chemical reactions within a vehicle. Students will learn about both oxidation and reduction reactions and how they, in combination with a catalyst, can impact the molecules released in a car’s exhaust.
Electricity, Anode, Cathode, Galvanic Cells, Heat, Renewable Energy | Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Video: Alternative Fuels Video
This video analyzes alternatives to petroleum based fossil fuels, such as biofuels and hydrogen fuel cells.
Redox Reaction, Half Reactions, Reduction, Oxidation, Cathode, Anode | High School
Activity: What Powers Your World?
In this activity, students will assess the battery power sources for electronic devices they use each day, and then relate the information to their study of oxidation-reduction reactions and electrochemistry.
Chemical Change, Exothermic & Endothermic, Redox Reaction, Reaction Rate | High School
Demonstration: Potassium Permanganate Demo
In this demo, students witness two chemicals that take some time to react. The KMnO4 and glycerin come into contact and appear not to react, but then a flame results. This is an example of an exothermic redox reaction.
Redox Reaction, Electron Transfer, Chemical Change, Observations, Experimental Design, Scientific Method | High School, Middle School
Lab: Test Tube Geology
In this lab, students will observe a reaction between an iron nail and copper(II) sulfate in a test tube over the course of several days, modeling how a similar reaction occurs to form copper deposits in the earth. Students will also modify the procedures to evaluate how changing a factor of their choice affects the results of the test tube reaction, introducing them to concepts of experimental design. It also introduces students to my version of the Science Writing Heuristic (SWH).
Redox Reaction, Galvanic Cells, Reduction, Oxidation, Electrons, Electron Transfer, Cathode, Anode, Half Reactions | High School
Lesson Plan: How Fuel Cells Work
In this lesson students will investigate how fuel cells provide energy in modern cars. Students will have the opportunity to explore redox reactions, through both an online animation and a simulation in order to understand the potential of a fuel cell.
Redox Reaction, Gibb's Free Energy , Spontaneous Reactions , Reduction, Oxidation, Half Reactions, Galvanic Cells, Electrons, Electron Transfer, Cathode, Anode, Reduction Potentials, Exothermic & Endothermic, Spontaneous vs. Non-spontaneous Reactions, Spontaneous Reactions, Dimensional Analysis | High School
Lesson Plan: How Far Can We Go?
In this lesson students compare energy densities of lead acid and lithium ion batteries to understand the relationship between electrochemical cell potentials and utilization of stored chemical energy.
Stoichiometry, Dimensional Analysis, Mole Concept, Gas Laws, Ideal Gas, Molarity, Concentration, Electrolysis, Electrons | High School
Lesson Plan: Stoichiometry Set-up Method
In this lesson, students will learn how to follow a process of visual cues in combination with a step-by-step problem solving method for different types of stoichiometric problems. This method can be particularly beneficial for students who struggle with completing multi-step calculations.
Reduction, Classification of Reactions, Redox Reaction, Functional Groups, Chemical Change | High School
Lab: Silver Test Tube Holiday Ornament
In this lab, students will carry out a reduction reaction in order to create a silver-plated test tube that can be used as a holiday ornament.
Galvanic Cells, Reduction, Oxidation, Half Reactions, Cathode, Anode, Redox Reaction, Electrons, Electron Transfer, Net Ionic Equation, Error Analysis | High School
Lab: Four-Way Galvanic Cell
In this lab, students will build a simple galvanic cell to measure cell potential and will compare their data to theoretical calculations. Students will become more familiar with cells during this opportunity to investigate and compare numerous electrochemistry reactions.
Atomic Spectra, Activity Series, Emission Spectrum, Ions, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Emission Spectrum, Observations, Inferences | High School
Lab: Flame Test: Going Further
In this lab, students will investigate the colors produced when several mixtures of metallic ions are placed in a flame.
Percent Yield, Redox Reaction, Balancing Equations, Reduction | High School
Lab: Reduction of Metal Oxides Using Carbon
In this lab, students reduce metal ores using an alternative apparatus to a traditional crucible.
Classification of Reactions, Oxidation, Reduction, Percent Yield, Stoichiometry, Chemical Change, Redox Reaction, Activity Series, Error Analysis, Dimensional Analysis, Mole Concept, Measurements | High School
Lab: Extracting Copper From Ore
In this lab, students extract copper from copper carbonate using two different methods, and then determine which industrial method is most effective.
Activity Series, Oxidation, Reduction, Redox Reaction, Electricity, Electrons, Electron Transfer, Reduction Potentials | High School
Lab: Reactivity & Electrochemistry
In this lab, students will relate cell potential to the activity series.
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