Do you have first-hand experience with this chemical change? If so, describe what you saw or experienced.

Chemistry of Compounds and Chemical Reactions


From being able to determine how pure water is, to having the ability to manipulate ionic properties of specific compounds; ionic compounds are essential to life. We also find that chemical reactions can be found in so many daily activities we take part in. From cooking your dinner, to seeing the statue outside of your building deteriorate.  In this project, you will research and explore a specific examples of compounds and chemical reactions.


Address the questions listed below fully with complete sentences. Make sure to put it in your own words, paraphrasing and summarizing. Only use quotes when necessary, citing all sources used. Do make sure to apply the appropriate in-text citations when necessary. Make sure to review the Instructions page for this assignment as well.

1) Create an “Introduction” section. In the first paragraph of this introduction, briefly describe the purpose of this assignment.

2) Visit this webpage: Applications and Solubility of Ionic Compounds and read through all text and watch enclosed videos. Then pick a real world example of an Ionic compound and answer the below questions: (NOTE: you do not need to answer the questions within the webpage, although, they would be good practice.)
a) Research your ionic compound using at least two different websites, and in your own words describe:

i) Write out the name, provide the cation and anion, and write out the correct formula. (describe the steps for how you did this)

ii) Briefly describe the positive ion. What kind of element is it? Does it have more than one positive ion? If so, list these.

iii) Briefly describe your ionic compound. What are some of its physical and chemical properties?

iii) Does it react to other molecules? If so, which ones? Write out the equation for at least one example.

iv) What are the real-world applications for your ionic compound?

3) Pick two out of the four types of Chemical Reactions (Combination, Decomposition, Replacement (single or double), and Combustion). For your two selections answer the below questions:
a) Compare and contrast your selections. How are they similar or different.
b) Go out to the internet and find an example of each.
c) Write out the related formulas and verbally describe what is happening in that reaction.

4) Pick a real life example of a chemical change. Here is a good website to get you started: chemical change examples. For the example you pick answer the following questions:

a) Do you have first-hand experience with this chemical change? If so, describe what you saw or experienced.

b) Describe which of the chemical reactions may be involved in this situation.

c) Research and completely describe the process of the change. Include any chemical formulas and write out the formulas associated with them.

d) Speak to the energy involved in your chemical change. Regarding your reactants and products create your own diagram similar to what you see below. You can draw this and insert an image into your paper, but make sure to sign and date your drawing.

5. Create a Conclusion section. Briefly summarize your research findings on your ionic compound and what you learned.