• Chemistry
  • Year 10

Atoms, Isotopes and Ions

approx. 10 hrs

6 topics

39 concepts

Prepare yourself for Senior Chemistry with a solid foundation in Atomic Structure

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The Atoms, Isotopes and Ions program explores atomic structure and notation, isotopes and relative atomic mass and the electronic structure of atoms. It provides a fundamental framework for Senior Chemistry.

Topics & Concepts We Cover

This learning program is made up of the following 6 topics, broken down into 39 concepts.

  • Resource: Periodic Table 1 concept

    1. The Periodic Table

  • Structure of the Atom 13 concepts

    1. Atomic Mass Unit

    2. The Reason for Using Carbon-12 as an Atomic Standard

    3. Planetary Model of the Atom

    4. Rutherford's Gold Foil Experiment

    5. Discovery of Electrons

    6. Discovery of the Nucleus

    7. Cathode Ray Tubes

    8. Thompson's Plum Pudding Model

    9. The Mutating Model of the Atom

    10. Scale of the Nucleus

    11. Mass and Charge of Subatomic Particles

    12. Subatomic Particles

    13. Structure of the Atom

  • Atom Notation 5 concepts

    1. Atomic Number (Z)

    2. Determining the Number of Subatomic Particles from Atom Notation

    3. Atomic Symbol

    4. Atom Notation

    5. Mass Number (A)

  • Isotopes 6 concepts

    1. Measuring Isotopic Abundance

    2. Calculating Relative Atomic Mass from a Mass Spectrum

    3. Calculating Isotopic Abundance

    4. Calculating Relative Atomic Mass

    5. Isotopes

    6. Relative Atomic Mass

  • Electron Structure 5 concepts

    1. Maximum Number of Electrons per Shell

    2. Electron Shells

    3. Determining Electron Structure from Position on Periodic of Table

    4. Electron Structure of the First Twenty Elements

    5. Number of Electrons in Neutral Atoms

  • Ions 9 concepts

    1. Determining the Number of Subatomic Particles of Ions

    2. Octet Rule

    3. Chemical Stability

    4. Chemical Stability vs. Nuclear Stability

    5. Anions and Cations

    6. Common Monatomic Ions

    7. Valency

    8. Formation of Ions

    9. Native Elements

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