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Physical Models and Classroom Demonstrations based on Applying the Hydraulic Analogy to Chemical Equilibrium, Thermodynamics, and Kinetics

Title: Physical Models and Classroom Demonstrations based on Applying the Hydraulic Analogy to Chemical Equilibrium, Thermodynamics, and Kinetics.
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Name(s): Lev-Ran, Dana, author
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2014
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The hydraulic analogy for electrical circuits is a well-known, if limited, model for understanding potential and current. The work described in this thesis extends this analogy to chemical reactions by constructing apparatuses that model chemical equilibrium and the dynamics of forming kinetic and thermodynamic products in a chemical reaction. The apparatuses were designed so that they could be constructed from readily available and affordable materials by middle or high school students under the supervision of a shop or science teacher. The resulting hydrodynamic models were evaluated qualitatively and quantitatively with respect to the well-established theories of chemical equilibria, kinetics, and thermodynamics. The effectiveness and utility of the hydrodynamic models to illustrate chemical behavior, as well as their limitations, are discussed.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0417 (IID)
Keywords: scientific analogies, scientific models, hydrodynamic models, hydraulic analogy, chemical demonstrations, chemical equilibrium, kinetics and thermodynamics, experimental design, shop class, technical arts, chemical education
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2014.
Date of Defense: July 29, 2014.
Subject(s): Chemistry
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0417
Restrictions on Access: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Lev-Ran, D. (2014). Physical Models and Classroom Demonstrations based on Applying the Hydraulic Analogy to Chemical Equilibrium, Thermodynamics, and Kinetics. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0417