Reaction rates


SOP: The Thermite Reaction

This downloadable document is a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and detailed method for demonstrating the thermite reaction.

This reaction is potentially a very hazardous activity; however the hazards it presents can be safely managed with suitable controls in place.

The accompanying example risk assessment should be used as a guide only and users should consider risks and safety measures in their local environment before proceeding.

Australian Curriculum v9 Codes: AC9S10U07 (Year 10)

Reaction rates - Year 10 CLE

This Connected Learning Experience looks at chemical reaction rates.

The resource is a Science ASSIST Connected Learning Experience to assist Year 10 teachers teach the concept of reaction rates to their students.

Description: In this investigation, factors which affect reaction rates are investigated by conducting experiments. Students can then use their knowledge and understanding of reaction rates to take on the role of a process chemist charged with controlling the time taken for a specific reaction to take place.

The effect of temperature on reaction rate

This online resource details an investigation into reaction rates.

The resource is a web page which details an experiment where the effect of temperature on the rate of reaction between sodium thiosulfate and hydrochloric acid is investigated.

The web page contains a lesson plan along with teaching tips and a student worksheet.

Australian Curriculum v9 Codes: AC9S10U07 (Year 10)

Rates of reaction: Collision Theory Simulation

This online resource demonstrates the collision theory of chemical reactions.

The resource is a web-based java application that allows students to model the effects of temperature on the rate of collisions in a closed system to see how this affects chemical reaction rates.

Users can alter the number of particles in their model and change the temperature of the reaction, and by observing the simulation they can see how the number of collisions are affected.

See the Additional Information section about how to access the resource.

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