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3.1 Thermal concepts

Experiments

Here are experiments our science specialists have selected to support the IB* topic.

Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions

Experiment #1 from Chemistry with Vernier

In this experiment, you will

  • Study one exothermic and one endothermic reaction.
  • Become familiar with using Logger Pro.
  • Collect and display data on a graph.

Freezing and Melting of Water

Experiment #2 from Chemistry with Vernier

In this experiment, you will

  • Collect temperature data during the freezing and melting of water.
  • Analyze graphs to determine the freezing and melting temperatures of water.
  • Determine the relationship between the freezing and melting temperatures of water.

Evaporation and Intermolecular Attractions

Experiment #9 from Chemistry with Vernier

In this experiment, you will

  • Study temperature changes caused by the evaporation of several liquids.
  • Relate the temperature changes to the strength of intermolecular forces of attraction.

Educational Standard
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Subject
Physics
Section
Core
Topic
3. Thermal physics

* The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and is not endorsed by it.

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