Physical Properties

Boiling Water Demonstration: Heating Curve

Heating water from room temperature to boiling water and measuring the temperature of the liquid versus time produces a portion of the Heating Curve for water.
Heating Water Boiling Water Heating Curve Demo

Intermolecular Forces and Molecular Models Activity

Students work in groups to construct 3D molecular models. and connect the models by rubber bands representing an intermolecular force. Students a. identify the partial positive charge atoms and the partial negative charge atoms in each model that are involved in the IMF, b. calculate the difference in electronegativity between the opposite charged atoms, c. select the appropriate rubber band width to correlate with the strength of the IMF between models, d. correlate the strength of the IMF to a physical property of the liquid state of the compound - boiling point, vapor pressure, and Heat of Vaporization.
Two Ethanol Models Hydrogen Bonding Intermolecular Force Image1210

States of Matter Solid, Liquid, Gas: Computer animations

Individual States of Matter Solid, Liquid, Gas and represented by Computer animations Boiling, Freezing, Vapor Pressure are implied.
Microscopic View of a solid and of a liquid Purdue Univ.

Intermolecular Force Activities Pure Substances and Mixtures: Parts I, II, III and IV

Activity Parts I and II: Students work in pairs to model intermolecular forces by labeling and manipulating plastic arrows and rectangles: General structures, IMFs in pure substances, IMFs in a mixture. Activity Part III: Students work in pairs by labeling and manipulating plastic arrows and rectangles with specific structures, or real compounds: KBr, ethane, ethanol, dimethy ether; identify IMFs in pure substances and IMFs in a mixture, place the arrow with the IMF to connect opposite charges.
dipole-dipole IMF interaction Activity Image740

Beer's Law

A flask filled with orange solution demonstrates the dependance of absorbance on path length.


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