Reaction Rates

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Students explore factors affecting reaction rates. A whole antacid tablet and a crushed tablet are added to separate beakers of water so that their relative reaction rates can be compared. Students will: Discover conditions that make a reaction proceed faster or slower, and demonstrate how increasing the surface area of a chemical increases its reaction rate.

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Year2011
Grade Level4 - 6
Media TypeURL
File Size 4KB
Topics Chemistry
Physical Science
Standards
Technology
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Science
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