Aqueous equilibria - a chemical balancing act

  • Posted on: 21 February 2020
  • By: ZackWilliams
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In term 3 we'll significantly expanding upon our knowledge of chemical equilibria from Level 2. The concept of equilibrium is foundational to the field of chemistry, and will help deepen our understanding of topics we've already looked at, such as organic chemistry and thermodynamics. We'll look at real-world contexts where the principle of chemical equilibrium is key to life on our planet, such as its role in regulating the pH of our oceans and our blood.

This aqueous equilibria content is assessed in an external exam entitled "Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous systems", and as you may want to use Chemistry as part of your University Entrance credits, this is a good chance to get 5 credits under your belt.

There will also be an optional internal exam about the uses of chemistry in society. This will make us relate theory to the real world. A considerable amount of time will be given to the students to complete this assessment.

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