Unit 9:  Thermodynamics and Electrochemistry

Chapter 16: Thermodynamics

Chapter 17: Electrochemistry

This unit contains two separate chapters with a little bit of a link connecting them.  Thermodynamics is the study of heat and the changes that take place in a chemical reaction concerning heat.  However, there are additional variables now as this is a more advanced topic as compared to our Chapter 6 look at Thermochemistry: Entropy and Free Energy.

Chapter 17 is about Electrochemistry and we learn that in many chemical reactions there is a small electric current which takes place.  Instinctively, we might have already suspected that as we know that batteries produce an electric current through a controlled chemical reaction.

This unit is very mathematical and is formula driven. If your algebra is good, then that will be a big help.

CODE:  BL - Alternate Text I use for resources.  It covers the same topics.

            Zumdahl - Our class text book

Chapter 16: Thermodynamics

General Information & Reference

 Syllabi/Problem Set


PowerPoints & Podcasts


Worksheets & Activities




Tutorials - Khan Academy


Chapter 17: Electrochemistry

General Information

 Electrochemistry Vocabulary
 Electrochemistry Syllabi
 Student Notes
 Notes and Formulas
 Image File from Textbook
 Image File from BL PPT
  Image File from BL in PDF

PowerPoints (PPT)

 Lecture Notes PPT Zumdahl
 Lecture Notes PPT BL
 Interactive PPT Zumdahl
 Interactive PPT # 1 BL
  Interactive PPT # 2 BL
  Interactive PPT # 3 BL Give It Some Thought
 Solved Problems




 Balancing Redox in Acid Medium
 Balancing Redox in Basic Medium
 Electrochemistry: Half Reaction
 Formation of Ag Crystals
 Nernst Equation
 Oxidation Reduction # 1
 Oxidation Reduction # 2
 Parts of a Battery
 Prevention of Corrosion
 Redox Chemistry of Iron and Copper
 Standard Reduction Potentials
 Voltaic Cells: Anode Voltaic Cells: Cathode