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The Candle Icebreaker part of PKAL-MnSCU Activities
Small groups of students examine a candle to consider its chemical properties. Class discussion follows to consider macro vs. molecular events, energy, phase changes, etc.
Ionic and Binary Compound Chemical Nomenclature part of PKAL-MnSCU Activities
This is a POGIL activity geared for general chemistry students. The activity guides students through the process of determining how ionic and binary compounds are named as well as inorganic acids.
Using enthalpy to assess fuel sources part of PKAL-MnSCU Activities
A variety of fuels are evaluated for the amount of heat they liberate upon burning. This includes a discussion of how different criteria can influence the evaluation of what makes a "good" fuel.
Acids and Bases part of PKAL-MnSCU Activities
Conceptual pH ranking activity