Describing Chemical Reactions Using Equations – Worksheet


Worksheet to accompany the online lesson Describing Chemical Reactions Using Equations.

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describing chemical reactions using equations worksheet


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Worksheet Contents

  • This worksheet covers:
  • Chemical reactions
  • Reactants
  • Products
  • Chemical equations
  • The ‘arrow’
  • Word equations
  • Formula equations
  • Includes:
  • Unit outline.
  • Cloze activity (fill in the blanks).
  • Short-answer questions.
  • Extension questions.
  • Topics for further research.
  • Teacher version containing complete answers.
  • Aligned to the Australian Year 8 Science curriculum.
  • 7 pages.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of this worksheet students will be able to:
  • ☑   Define reactant.
  • ☑   Define product.
  • ☑   Identify reactants and products in chemical reactions.
  • ☑   Interpret word and formula equations.
  • ☑   Write the generalised form of a chemical equation.
  • ☑   Represent chemical reactions as word equations.
  • ☑   Represent chemical reactions as formula equations.


This resource is also included in the Year 8 Chemistry PDF Workbook.


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