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Numeracy Skills in Chemistry - Book 2

Gases, solutions and acids

Book 2 offers simple and easy-to-follow ways to tackle the numerical components of the study of gases, solutions and acids - and in so doing passes on skills vital to professions from medicine and nursing to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The activities are suited to a variety of uses, including both individual and collaborative work. Model answers to most practice problems are also supplied. The essential message of this series is: don't stress the numbers - they can help rather than hinder students' understanding of chemistry. When used correctly, the measurements students take during an experiment bridge the gap between what they experiment with and the current consensus on how chemicals work.

Categories: Science
Ages: 14-17 | Pages: 56 | Code: 51091 | ISBN: 9781776555802

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Ian Stacey-Winkles

Ian Stace-Winkles graduated with a BSc from the Australian National University, before gaining a GradDipEd from the University of Canberra and a MEd from the Australian Catholic University. He has taught science at St Mary MacKillop College, Canberra, and is currently the science coordinator at St Francis Xavier College, which is also in Canberra. He enjoys fiery, colourful and flashy experiments and teaching senior students chemistry.

Contents

Introduction4
1. Measuring temperature5
2. Measuring pressure7
3. Boyle’s law9
4. Charles’s law11
5. Combined gas equation13
6. Ideal gas equation15
7. Gas stoichiometry17
8. Dalton’s law of partial pressures19
9. Concentration and molarity21
10. Other measures of concentration23
11. Making chemical solutions25
12. Dilutions27
13. Solution stoichiometry29
14. Titrations31
15. Precipitation reactions and net ionic equations33
16. Graphing solubility35
17. Calculating pH38
18. pOH and its use in calculations40
19. Graphing rates of reaction42
20. Specific heat capacity and change in temperature45
21. Enthalpy and activation energy47
22. Calorimetry49
Answers51