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  • Draw and interpret energy level diagrams to represent endothermic and exothermic reactions
  • Define activation energy and label it on a diagram
  • Explain why reactions are endothermic or exothermic overall
  • Draw and interpret energy level diagrams to represent endothermic and exothermic reactions
  • Define activation energy and label it on a diagram
  • Explain why reactions are endothermic or exothermic overall

This lesson, students will draw energy level diagrams for exothermic and endothermic reactions. Students will identify activation energy and overall energy change in energy diagrams. We will also explain why reactions are endothermic or exothermic in terms of bond breaking and bond making.