ChemActivity: Phase Changes and Intermolecular Forces

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Title ChemActivity: Phase Changes and Intermolecular Forces
Description Students use the States of Matter simulation to identify phase changes at the particulate level. They compare water and oxygen to identify why the phase changes occur at different temperatures. Student are introduced to intermolecular forces which they then relate to phase changes. In addition, they create a heating curve and relate the heats of vaporization and fusion to phase changes and intermolecular forces. Activity time is between 60-90 minutes dependent on length of IMF lecture.
Subject Chemistry
Level High School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Guided Activity
Duration 90 minutes
Answers Included Yes
Language English
Keywords Energy, Heating Curve, Intermolecular Forces, Phase Changes, States of Matter
Simulation(s) States of Matter: Basics (HTML5), States of Matter: Basics

Author(s) Mary van Opstal
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School / Organization Harper College
Date submitted 4/20/17
Date updated 4/20/17