Students develop knowledge and understanding of equilibrium and acid reactions in chemistry.
- Static and dynamic equilibrium
- Calculating an equilibrium constant
- Factors that affect equilibrium
Students study the effects of changes in temperature, concentration of chemicals and pressure on equilibrium systems, and consider that these can be predicted by applying Le Chatelier’s principle.
Students analyse the quantitative relationship between products and reactants in equilibrium reactions to determine an equilibrium constant. From this calculation students will be able to predict the equilibrium position, favouring the formation of either products or reactants in a chemical reaction.
Selects and processes appropriate qualitative and quantitative data and information using a range of appropriate media.
Analyses and evaluates primary and secondary data and information.
Solves scientific problems using primary and secondary data, critical thinking skills and scientific processes.
Communicates scientific understanding using suitable language and terminology for a specific audience or purpose.
Explains the characteristics of equilibrium systems and the factors that affect these systems.