Le Chatelier's Principle

Sometimes chemistry is a balancing act. Get to know Le Chatelier's Principle with a video from the JFR Science playlist. The narrator discusses pressure, temperature, and concentration in chemical reactions and how they affect the products and reactants.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Assign the video as homework to introduce the topic the night before class
  • Consider performing a demonstration of Le Chatelier's Principle after viewing the resource
Classroom Considerations
  • Your class would benefit by watching the video reviewing endothermic and exothermic reactions before prior to viewing the resource
Pros
  • The narrator's escalator analogy is very useful for introducing the concept of chemical equilibrium and the factors that affect it
  • Content includes the addition of catalysts and other substances, which further helps pupils understand what's going on in an equilibrium system
Cons
  • None
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