I am teaching the second semester of general chemistry at the college level. The course tends to get bogged down in calculations, and sometimes we forget about the big picture and what is going on at the atomic level. What are some good questions that would make students think deeply about the following topics:

  • Intermolecular forces
  • Kinetics of chemical reactions
  • Equilibrium and direction of reactions
  • Acid/base reactions
  • Redox reactions (electrochemistry)

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    $\begingroup$ Perhaps this would be better on meta. $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Jan 10 at 17:23
  • $\begingroup$ How do I move it to meta. $\endgroup$ – Karsten Theis Jan 10 at 17:25
  • $\begingroup$ If it gets closed mod can do it if he agrees. $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Jan 10 at 17:48
  • $\begingroup$ @Mithoron Meta is for discussion, support and feature requests for the site. Won't this post be better as a community wiki such as Resources for learning Chemistry. $\endgroup$ – Avnish Kabaj Jan 10 at 18:10
  • $\begingroup$ @AvnishKabaj Thing is that's a list of links to other questions. Not unlike chemistry.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3472/…. Well, there were similar posts on main so I guess it may be better here, but I can't say it's particularly good fit for the site. $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Jan 10 at 18:23