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 '19 at 17:23
  • $\begingroup$ How do I move it to meta. $\endgroup$ Jan 10 '19 at 17:25
  • $\begingroup$ If it gets closed mod can do it if he agrees. $\endgroup$
    – Mithoron
    Jan 10 '19 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. $\endgroup$ Jan 10 '19 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 '19 at 18:23