• Chemistry
  • Year 11

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.

  • Atom Notation 5 concepts

    1. Atom Notation

    2. Atomic Number (Z)

    3. Mass Number (A)

    4. Atomic Symbol

    5. Determining the Number of Subatomic Particles from Atom Notation

  • Isotopes 6 concepts

    1. Isotopes

    2. Relative Atomic Mass

    3. Calculating Relative Atomic Mass

    4. Calculating Isotopic Abundance

    5. Measuring Isotopic Abundance

    6. Calculating Relative Atomic Mass from a Mass Spectrum

  • Electron Structure 5 concepts

    1. Maximum Number of Electrons per Shell

    2. Number of Electrons in Neutral Atoms

    3. Electron Shells

    4. Electron Structure of the First Twenty Elements

    5. Determining Electron Structure from Position on Periodic of Table

  • Ions 9 concepts

    1. Determining the Number of Subatomic Particles of Ions

    2. Chemical Stability

    3. Octet Rule

    4. Native Elements

    5. Formation of Ions

    6. Anions and Cations

    7. Valency

    8. Chemical Stability vs. Nuclear Stability

    9. Common Monatomic Ions

  • Structure of the Atom 13 concepts

    1. Atomic Mass Unit

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

    3. The Mutating Model of the Atom

    4. Cathode Ray Tubes

    5. Discovery of Electrons

    6. Thompson's Plum Pudding Model

    7. Rutherford's Gold Foil Experiment

    8. Discovery of the Nucleus

    9. Planetary Model of the Atom

    10. Structure of the Atom

    11. Scale of the Nucleus

    12. Subatomic Particles

    13. Mass and Charge of Subatomic Particles

  • Resource: Periodic Table 1 concept

    1. The Periodic Table

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