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Title Balancing Chemical Equations - Inquiry based Introduction
Description The remote lab has been added and aligns with the HTML5 sim version and includes use of the game screen. Learning Goals - Students will be able to: •Describe what “reactants” and “products” in a chemical equation mean. •Explain the importance of knowing the difference between “coefficients” and “subscripts”. •Use pictures and calculations to show how the number of atoms for each product or reactant is found. •Identify the relationship between “reactants” and “products” atoms. •Balance a chemical equation using the relationships identified. •Given a chemical equation, draw molecular representations of the reaction and explain how the representations were derived. •Given a molecular drawing of a chemical reaction, write the equation and explain how the symbols were derived.
Subject Chemistry
Level High School, Middle School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Homework, Lab, Multiple-Choice Concept Questions, Remote Learning
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords atoms, balanced, consevation of mass, game, molecules, phet, reactions, remote
Simulation(s) Balancing Chemical Equations (HTML5), Balancing Chemical Equations


Author(s) Trish Loeblein
Contact Email patricia.loeblein@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET
Date submitted 11/06/13
Date updated 20/04/06