Web-based Simulations/Inquiry Activities
Instructors ONLY Page

Use this page to investigate the simulations and accompanying guided/open inquiry activities. In the table below the first column indicates the content focus of the activities and simulation. The second column includes a link to a pdf of the guided or open-inquiry activity for a specific topic. The third column includes a link to the simulation that is associated with the activity. We have also included the path to the simulation that can be copied and pasted onto a web page to allow your students quick access to the simulation directly.

If you would like to use any of these materials with your students we suggest that you access the activities you intend your students to use, copy the URL for the activity (see below) and make that URL available to your students on your web page. Do NOT use the URL for this page!

MoLE Units

Inquiry Activity / Activity Focus

Simulation

Introductory Information for all Simulations

Introduction to MoLEs Activities

Help! If you encounter difficulty accessing the simulations. (**Updated 9/28/2015**)

Particulate Simulation for the Introductory Activities
(URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/Sample.htm)

Graphical Simulation for the Introductory Activities
(URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/SampleG.htm)

Gas Law

Pressure versus Volume / Boyle's Law

Gas Law

(URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/GLHeNeAr.htm)*

Gas Law

Pressure versus Temperature / Gay-Lussac's Law

Gas Law

(URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/GLHeNeAr.htm)*

Gas Law

Systems and Research Statements / Open Inquiry

Gas Law

(URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/GLHeNeAr.htm)*

Equilibrium

Shifting Reactions A / Reversibility of a chemical reaction

Gas Phase Equilibrium (Particulate)

(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/ERGBM.htm)*

Equilibrium

Shifting Reactions B / Le Chatelier's Principle

Gas Phase Equilibrium (Numeric)

 

URL:(http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/ERGBN.htm)*

Equilibrium

Shifting Reactions C / Extent of a Reaction

Gas Phase Equilibrium (Numeric)

(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/ERGBN.htm)*

Equilibrium

Systems and Research Statements / Open Inquiry

Gas Phase Equilibrium (Particulate)
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/ERGBM.htm)*

Gas Phase Equilibrium (Numeric)
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/ERGBN.htm)*

 

 

Kinetics

Mechanisms of a Chemical Reaction (Elementary Steps in a Chemical Reaction and Collision Theory)

Mechanism A (Molecular) Reaction: R + BG ----> RG + B
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/KRGBM.htm)*

Mechanism B (Molecular) Reaction: 2G + B ----> G2B
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/K2GBM.htm)*

Kinetics

Speeds of a Chemical Reaction (invent the idea of a rate of reaction and its relationship with concentration and temperature.)

Speeds of a Chemical Reaction (Molecular) Reaction: R + R ----> R2
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/K2RM.htm)*

Kinetics

Rates of Chemical Reaction (invents rate laws using the method of intial rates)

Rates (Molecular) Reaction: RG ----> R + G
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/KRGO1M.htm)*

Rates (Numeric) Reaction: RG ----> R + G
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/KRGO1N.htm)*

Rates
(Molecular) Reaction: R + R ----> R2
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/K2RM.htm)*

Rates (Numeric) Reaction: R + R ----> R2
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/K2RN.htm)*

Rates (Molecular) Reaction: 2G + B ----> G2B
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/K2GBM.htm)*

Rates (Numeric) Reaction: 2G + B ----> G2B
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/K2GBN.htm)*

Kinetics

Catalysis
Catalyzed versus Uncatalyzed Reaction

Catalysis (Molecular) Reaction: B + G ----> BG (R is the catalyst)
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/KCatBGM.htm)*

Catalysis (Numeric) Reaction: B + G ----> BG (R is the catalyst)
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/KCatBGN.htm)*

Kinetics

Activation Energy Relationship between activation energy and rates

Activation Energy (Numeric) Reaction: R2 + B -----> R2B
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/KR2BN.htm)*

Activation Energy (Numeric) Reaction: 2R + G -----> R2G
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/KR2GN.htm)*

Activation Energy (Numeric) Reaction: 2B + R -----> B2R
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/KB2RN.htm)*

Kinetics

Systems and Research Statements / Open Inquiry

Kinetics (Molecular) Reaction: R + BG ----> RG + B
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/KRGBM.htm)*

Kinetics (Numeric) Reaction: R + BG ----> RG + B
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/KRGBN.htm)*

System 1 Kinetics (Molecular) Reaction: F2 + NO2 ----> NO2F + F
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/KNO2FM.htm)*

System 1 Kinetics (Numeric) Reaction: F2 + NO2 ----> NO2F + F
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/KNO2FN.htm)*

System 1 Kinetics (Molecular) Reaction: RB ----> R + B
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/K2RBO2M.htm)*

System 1 Kinetics (Molecular) Reaction: RB ----> R + B
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/K2RBO2N.htm)*

System 1 Kinetics (Molecular) Reaction: R + 2G ----> RG2
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/KRG2M.htm)*

System 1 Kinetics (Numeric) Reaction: R + 2G ----> RG2
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/KRG2N.htm)*

System 1 Kinetics (Molecular) Reaction: RG ----> R + G
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/KCATRGM.htm)*

System 1 Kinetics (Numeric) Reaction: RG ----> R + G
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/KCATRGN.htm)*

System 3 Kinetics (Numeric) Reaction: G 2 + 2B ----> 2GB
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/K2GBNa.htm)*

System 3 Kinetics (Numeric) Reaction: G 2 + 2B ----> 2GB
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/K2GBNb.htm)*

System 5 Kinetics (Molecular) Reaction: G 2 + 2B ----> 2GB
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/KR2BN.htm)*

 

Acid/Base Chemistry

Acid/Base Classifications

Investigation of Brønsted-Lowry acids and the difference between strong versus weak acids.

 

Strong Acid (Molecular) Reaction: HG + H2O ----> H3O+ + G-
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/ACIDSM.htm)*

Strong Acid (Numeric) Reaction: HG + H2O ----> H3O+ + G-
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/ACIDSN.htm)*

Weak Acid (Molecular) Reaction: HB + H2O ----> H3O+ + B-
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/ACIDWM.htm)*

Weak Acid (Numeric) Reaction: HB + H2O ----> H3O+ + B-
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/ACIDWN.htm)*

Acid/Base Chemistry

Acid/Base Interactions

Investigations of the interaction of strong and weak acids with strong bases.

 

Neutralization (Molecular) Reaction: HG + -OH ----> H2O + G-
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/ACIDS+BM.htm)*

Neutralization (Numeric) Reaction: HG + -OH ----> H2O + G-
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/ACIDS+BN.htm)*

Neutralization (Molecular) Reaction: HB + -OH ----> H2O + B-
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/ACIDW+BM.htm)*

Neutralization (Numeric) Reaction: HB + -OH ----> H2O + B-
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/ACIDW+BN.htm)*

Acid/Base Chemistry

Systems and Research Statements / Open Inquiry

(Activities will be posted soon)

Polyprotic Strong Acid (Molecular) Reaction: H2Y + H2O ----> H3O+ + HY- (strong) and HY- + H2O ----> H3O+ + Y2- (weak)
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/AcidPolyS.htm)*

Polyprotic Weak Acid (Molecular) Reaction: H2B + H2O ----> H3O+ + HB- (weak) and HB- + H2O ----> H3O+ + B2- (weak)
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/AcidPolyW.htm)*

Weak Bases (Molecular) Reaction: B + H2O ----> HB+ + OH -
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/BASEW+AM.htm)*

Weak Bases (Numeric) Reaction: B + H2O ----> HB+ + OH -
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/BASEW+AN.htm)*

Molecular and Solid State Structure

Introduction to Molecular Modeling

Series of activities that cut across the general chemistry curriculum and includes: molecular structure, bond order, periodicity, solid state, isomerism, and bond and molecular polarity.

These activities use a version of J-Mol developed with the aid of Dr. Robert M. Hanson at St. Olaf College. You can access the web page version here. (URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/jmol/jmol.php)*

Stoichiometry

Draft Version of the Mass and Particle Relationships

 

 

Stoichiometry_1 (Molecular) Reaction: R + G ----> RG
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/SRGM1.htm)*

Stoichiometry_2 (Molecular) Reaction: R + G ----> RG
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/SRGM2.htm)*

Stoichiometry_3 (Molecular) Reaction: 2G2 + B2 ----> 2G2B
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/SG2B2M.htm)*

Stoichiometry_4 (Numeric) Reaction: R + G ----> RG
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/SRGN.htm)*

Stoichiometry_5 (Numeric) Reaction: 2G2 + B2 ----> 2G2B
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/SG2B2N.htm)*

Stoichiometry

Draft Version of Mass and Particle Relationships Open Inquiry

Stoichiometry_6 (Molecular) Reaction: B + 2G ----> G2B
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/S2GBM.htm)*

Stoichiometry_7 (Molecular) Reaction: R + GB ----> RG + B
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/SRGBM.htm)*

Stoichiometry_8 (Numeric) Reaction: RB ----> R + B
(URL:http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/SRBN.htm)*

*Copy this URL and give to your students so they can directly access the simulation. DO NOT give your students the URL to this page.

 

 

Laboratory Simulations

Inquiry Activity / Activity Focus

(Written by M. R. Abraham and J. I. Gelder)

Simulation

(Developed by T. J. Greenbowe and his group at Iowa State University)

Mass Relationships

Heat a Hydrate
Determining the formula for a hydrate of a copper salt

Heating a Hydrate
(URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/Empirical.html)*

 

 

Mass Relationships

Burning a Hydrocarbon I
Investigating the stoichiometry of a chemical reaction

 

Burning a Hydrocarbon I
(URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/stoic_excess_oxy.html)*

Mass Relationships

Burning a Hydrocarbon II
Investigating the stoichiometry of a chemical reaction/limiting reagents

Burning a Hydrocarbon II
(URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/stoic_select_both.html)*

Atomic Structure and Periodicity

Electron Configuration Activity
Investigating the arrangement of electrons in a multi-electron atom

Electron Configuration
(URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/Aufbau.swf
Developed by Nancy Gettys, Tim Perk and John I. Gelder

Gas Behavior

Pressure Volume Relationships
Investigating Boyle's Law

Pressure Volume Relationships
(URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/boyles_law_graph.html)*

Gas Behavior

Volume Temperature Relationships
Investigating Charles' Law

Volume Temperature Relationships
(URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/charles_law.html)*

Gas Behavior

Effusion Investigating the relationship between the velocity and the molar mass of molecules in the gaseous state

Effusion
(URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/effusion_macro.html)*

Thermochemistry

Heats of Solution
Investigating the heat of dissolution

 

Heats of Solution
((URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/heat_soln.html)*

 

Thermochemistry

Heat Transfer
Investigating the specific heats of metals

Heat Transfer
(URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/heat_metal_ice.html)*

Kinetics

Iodine Clock
This is an activity that investigates the effect of concentration and temperature on the rate of a 'clock' reaction.

Iodine Clock
(URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/iodine_clock.html)

Kinetcs

Concentration and Temperature effects
This is a second activity that investigates the effect of concentration and temperature on the rate of a reaction.

Concentration and Temperature effects
(URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/kinetics.html)

Kinetcs

Decomposition of H2O2
This is an activity that investigates the effect of a catalysis on the rate of a reaction.

Decomposition of H2O2
(URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/rxnRate01.html)

Acids and Bases

Acid and Base pH
This is an activity that investigates how concentration and strength effect the pH of several acids and bases.

Acid and Base pH
(URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/ph_meter.html)

Acids and Bases

Acid and Base Titration
This is an activity that investigates the titration of strong and weak acids with strong base.

Acid and Base Titration
(URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/acid_base.html)

Acids and Bases

Buffers
This is an activity that investigates the characteristics and properties of buffer solutions.

Buffers
(URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/pHbuffer20.html)

Acid and Base pH
(URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/ph_meter.html)

ElectroChemistry

Activities of Metals - individual activity
Inventing an activity series using eight metals and their ions written for an individual student doing all of the explorations.

Activities of Metals - group activity
Inventing an activity series using eight metals and their ions written for a group exploration.

Activities of Metals
(URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/Metal-MetalIon/home.html)*

ElectroChemistry

Voltaic Cells
This is an activity that investigates the electrical properties of chemical reactions by measuring the emf of a variety of chemical reactions.

 

Voltaic Cells
(URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/voltaicCell20.html)*

ElectroChemistry

Concentration Cells
This is an activity that investigates how concentration influences the electrical properties of chemical reactions by measuring the emf of a concentration cell.

 

Concentration Cells
(URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/voltaicCellEMF.html)*

ElectroChemistry

Electrolysis
This is an activity that investigates how concentration influences the electrical properties of chemical reactions by measuring the emf of a concentration cell.

 

Electrolysis
(URL: http://introchem.chem.okstate.edu/DCICLA/electrolysis10.html)*