Calorimetry Heat of Solution Computer Simulation

A computer simulation designed to determine the heat of solution of various soluble solid substances. A calorimetry experiment involving dissolving various solids in water.  Vary the mass of water and the mass of the solid. Measure the temperature of the water before adding the solid.  Measure the temperature of the solution after dissolving the solid.

Heat of Solution Computer Simulation  Old Flash-Based

©2010 Greenbowe  Chemistry Education Instructional Resources

University of Oregon, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Eugene, Oregon 97403

a new html5 based version of this simulation is available on the web site

Students identify what is losing heat and what is gaining heat.   For an exothermic reaction, the resultant solution gains heat and the chemical reaction releases heat. qloss + qgain = 0

Students calculate the heat either gained or lost by the resultant solution.   q = m c delta(T) and the change in enthalpy of the solution at constant pressure  deltaH = q/moles of limiting reagent

If you are a chemistry instructor (high school, AP Chemistry, or college) using this Flash-based computer simulation in your chemistry classroom, please consider making a voluntary donation to the University of Oregon Foundation "Chemistry Achievement Endowment Fund".  Because Flash will soon no longer be supported by browsers, we need funding to convert this simulation to a HTML5 based computer code.  There is a letter explaining the situation and a "donate" link on the home page of this "chemdemos" web site and on TG's UO web page:
Curriculum Notes 

Learning Objectives



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