WK 6 The Chemical Reaction Vocabulary in Everyday Language Discussion

This week, consider the following terms:

  • Acid
  • Base
  • Chemical equation
  • Coefficient
  • Combustion reaction
  • Insoluble
  • Limiting reactant
  • Oxidation
  • Precipitate
  • Product
  • Reduction
  • Solubility

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

Choose at least 2 terms from the list, and answer the following questions for each term:

  • What familiarity and prior knowledge do you have about the term?
  • What does the term mean in everyday language to everyday people? Use examples to help describe your thoughts. How do people use the word?
  • What does the term mean in technical language to chemists?
  • How is the term related to the course student learning outcome: Represent and quantify chemical reactions at the atomic level?
  • What are the similarities and differences between the everyday and technical meanings and uses of the term?
  • What impact might the similarities and differences have on your learning of chemistry concepts in this course?