Session 1: Thermochemistry
This session will involve applying the Laws of Thermodynamics through a quantitative evaluation of enthalpy, entropy, free energy, and chemical equilibrium. Students will focus on understanding questions through working problems
Session 2: Kinetics
This workshop will introduce how to calculate rate laws by interpreting experimental data. Students will determine how fast chemical reactions proceed based on order of the reaction and classify reactions into zeroth, first, and second order.
Session 3: Equilibrium
Students will be introduced to the equilibrium constant, the equation used to determine equilibrium constants, the gas equilibrium constant, and applying Le Chatelier’s principle to equilibrium constants.
Sessions 4 & 5: Acids & Bases
These workshops will review and apply equilibrium concepts, ICE tables, solubility, buffers, types of acids, ICF tables, and methods on how to differentiate between each topic.
Session 6: Titrations & Buffers
In this session, students will learn how to construct acid/base reactions through titrations and how to construct ICE tables to determine concentration of specific reactants and products. They will focus on identifying what a buffer is, when a solution is a buffer, and how to calculate the pH of a solution after titration.
Session 7: Study Strategies and Study Hall
Session 8: Solubility
Using the concept of equilibrium, this workshop will offer a comprehensive understanding of the common ion effect, selective precipitation, and solubility equilibria as it relates to the qualitative analysis of buffer solutions.
Session 9: Solutions and Colligative Properties
Colligative properties depend on the concentration of a solute rather than the identity. This session focuses on determining and converting between different concentrations, as well as applying these concentrations to each colligative property.
Session 10: Electrochemistry This workshop will focus on the concept of redox reactions, galvanic cells will be used to derive cell potentials, and both reduction potentials and free energy changes will also be discussed.
Session 11: Study Strategies and Study Hall