Chemistry: Kinetics and Equilibrium



“Chemistry: Kinetics and Equilibrium” is the second and last course in the Secondary 5 chemistry program. Chemistry is the branch of science that deals with the way in which elements interact, combine and form new substances. This learning guide focuses on the rate of reaction of chemical processes and the equilibrium state of reversible reactions.


This guide consists of six learning sequences which are designed to help you to acquire new knowledge and to apply it competently. The new knowledge is related to the material world and is divided into three core concepts. First, the rate of reaction is key to understanding dynamic equilibrium. When formulated as a rate law, it is used to derive the mathematical expression of equilibrium constants. Second, chemical equilibrium and the factors that influence this equilibrium are crucial to a sound understanding of chemical processes. Lastly, Le Châtelier’s principle is used to explain, and even predict, changes in chemical processes whose conditions are modified. The competencies will also be developped by carrying out task and techniques in experimental activities. These new knowledge and competencies will also come into play in four scored activities and a self-evaluation activity.


Anyone wishing to obtain a Diploma of Secondary Studies (DSS) and to continue their studies at the college level in certain general education or technical programs.


Required knowledge and competencies in English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science and Technology (Secondary 4 level). In this program, the course CHE-5061-2 must be taken first.
Duration: 50 hours
Number of units: 2




Corrections time

30 minutes each on average


The passing grade for the scored activities is 60%. The passing grade for the end of course evaluation is 60%.


Author(s): Debby Correia Ledo

Production date: February 2017