Chemistry - Secondary V Optional Program

Reaction rate

Studying reaction rates gives students the opportunity to acquire scientific and technical knowledge of phenomena and applications1 in which these rates are crucial.

Over the course of their secondary school education, students have explored increasingly complex phenomena, problems and applications. They have acquired knowledge related to The Material World, The Living World, The Earth and Space and The Technological World. By using the experimental method, modelling and carrying out analysis, they are able to describe, understand and explain the laws and models governing reaction rates. Students learn to apply this new knowledge in a variety of contexts to explain phenomena or make predictions. In this way, they acquire a better understanding of the importance of reaction rates in the world around us and of the related applications.

Student constructs knowledge with teacher guidance.

Student applies knowledge by the end of the school year.

 

Student reinvests knowledge.

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Secondary Cycle One
Temperature
  • Describes the effect of heat on the degree of agitation of particles
  • Defines temperature as a measurement of the degree of agitation of particles
Secondary Cycle Two
Only those concepts specific to the Chemistry program are identified by a number.
Light blue shading indicates that the student acquired this knowledge in Secondary III or IV.
Concentration
  • Describes the effect of variations in the quantity of solute or solvent on a solution's concentration
     
  • Determines the concentration of an aqueous solution (g/L, percentage, ppm, mol/L)
     
Stoichiometry
  • Determines the quantities of reactants or products using stoichiometric calculations
    (gram or mole)
     
  1. Factors that influence the reaction rate
      1. Determines experimentally the factors that influence the reaction rate
       
    1. Nature of the reactants
      1. Explains the effect of the nature of the reactants on the reaction rate
       
    1. Concentration
      1. Explains the effect of the concentration of the reactants on the reaction rate
       
    1. Surface area
      1. Explains the effect of the surface area of reactants on the reaction rate
       
    1. Temperature
      1. Explains the effect of the temperature of the reactants on the reaction rate
       
    1. Catalysts
      1. Explains the effect of a catalyst on the reaction rate
       
  1. Rate law
    1. Describes the relationship between the concentration of the reactants and the reaction rate using algebraic expressions
       
    1. Determines the effect of a variation in the concentration of a reactant on the reaction rate, using the related algebraic expression
       
1.  “Application” is understood to mean a technical object, a system, a product or a process.

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