Rate Law: Intro to Reaction Order

How does concentration affect the rate of reaction? Introduce chemistry scholars to the concept of reaction order using a well-written video from JFR Science. The narrator explains unfamiliar variables, shows reaction orders as graphs, and gives time-saving tips for smooth problem solving.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include the video as an introduction to rate law and related concepts
  • Prepare practice problems to work as a group for after the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Make sure learners are very clear on balancing equations and coefficients before viewing the resource
Pros

  • Illustrates problem-solving steps while the narrator explains them
  • Highlights some of the factors that learners struggle with when they begin learning reaction order, such as ignoring coefficients and units, to ensure viewers understand why these are important
Cons

  • None
Common Core