This lesson defines empirical and molecular formulas and looks at ways of determining them. Combustion is introduced as one method for determining the percent composition of a material. Also, students are shown how to determine the number of waters of hydration in a hydrate.
This lesson is appropriate for AP Chemistry or Honors Introductory Chemistry.
Detailed answer keys are included.
The topics covered include:
-Using Percent Composition
-Empirical and Molecular Formulas
-Using the Molar Mass to Determine the Molecular Formula
-Determining the Molecular Formula
-Applying Combustion Analysis
-Determining the Number of Waters of Hydration
-Practice with Determining the Number of Waters of Hydration
In this product, you will find the following:
-Powerpoint Presentation (26 slides)
-Guided Notes (4 pages, a "filled in" copy is also included)
-Do Now Slips (4 slips on one page, answers included)
-Exit Ticket Slips (4 slips on one page, answers included)
-Homework Assignment (2 pages, a detailed answer key is included)
This lesson is part of a larger unit on Stoichiometry. The complete unit includes the following:
-Molar Mass and Percent Composition
-Chemical Equations (coming soon!)
-Calculations Involving Chemical Reactions (coming soon!)
-Limiting Reactants (coming soon!)