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ERIC Number: EJ998968
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Exploring Chemical Equilibrium with Poker Chips: A General Chemistry Laboratory Exercise
Bindel, Thomas H.
Journal of Chemical Education, v89 n6 p759-762 Jun 2012
A hands-on laboratory exercise at the general chemistry level introduces students to chemical equilibrium through a simulation that uses poker chips and rate equations. More specifically, the exercise allows students to explore reaction tables, dynamic chemical equilibrium, equilibrium constant expressions, and the equilibrium constant based on rate constants. Poker chips are used to simulate the reactants and products of two reversible elementary reactions. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A