Chemical Potential- Staircase Demonstration InfoGo to Activity
As we look for connection points across disciplines, we are increasingly drawn to chemical potential as the connection point. This simulation shows particles thermally distributed on a staircase. A linear increase in energy leads to an exponential decrease in particle concentration. This sets up a key aspect of chemical potential, i.e. that the chemical potential has a contribution that goes as log([concentration]).
|Resource Type||Molecular Science Module These modules, built around particulate-level simulations of chemical systems, aid students in drawing connections between disciplines such as chemistry, biology and materials science. Their scope is molecular science. Molecular science includes the study of how molecular structure and motion lead to emergent macroscopic properties, and the synthesis/engineering of structures with desirable properties. [More information..]|