• Chemistry
  • Year 11

Elements and the Periodic Table

approx. 10 hrs

12 topics

125 concepts

Develop your understanding of the Elements and Periodic Table to prepare you for VCE Chemistry.

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The Year 11 Elements and the Periodic Table program is aligned to the Victorian Chemistry curriculum within Unit 1, Area of Study 1: How can knowledge of the elements explain the properties of matter? This topic explores nanomaterials, atomic structure, isotopes, the Bohr model and Quantum Theory, electron configurations, the organisation and construction of the periodic table and periodicity.

Topics & Concepts We Cover

This learning program is made up of the following 12 topics, broken down into 125 concepts.

  • Periodic Table 20 concepts

    1. Using the Period Number

    2. Development of the Periodic Table

    3. Mendeleev's Periodic Table

    4. Classifying Elements

    5. Properties of Metals, Nonmetals and Semi-metals

    6. Alkali Metals

    7. Alkaline Earth Metals

    8. Halogens

    9. Noble Gases

    10. Organisation of the Periodic Table

    11. Periods of the Periodic Table

    12. Groups of the Periodic Table

    13. Chemical Families

    14. Elements and the Periodic Table

    15. Main Group and Transition Elements

    16. Viewing s, p, d, f Blocks

    17. Activity Series of Metals

    18. Classification of Elements based on Observable Properties

    19. Classification of Elements based on Physical Properties

    20. Elements

  • Periodicity 16 concepts

    1. Electronegativity Trend in the Periodic Table

    2. What is Periodicity?

    3. Ionisation Energy

    4. Evidence For Presence Of Subshells

    5. Successive Ionisation Energies

    6. Trends in Ionisation Energy

    7. Metallic Character

    8. Atomic Radii of Main Group Elements

    9. Atomic Radii of Transition Elements

    10. Ionic Radii

    11. Main Group Metals And Non-Metals

    12. Periodicity Review

    13. Effective Nuclear Charge

    14. Competition between Electrostatic Effects

    15. Quantifying Effective Nuclear Charge (Core Charge)

    16. Determining Electron Configurations of Ions

  • Nanomaterials 9 concepts

    1. The Importance of Surface Area

    2. Applications of Nanoparticles

    3. Introduction to Nanoscience

    4. The Nanoscale

    5. Nanomaterials

    6. Formation of Nanomaterials

    7. Manufactured Nanomaterials

    8. Engineered Nanomaterials

    9. Nanoparticles

  • Bohr Model 14 concepts

    1. Electromagnetic Spectrum

    2. Absorption Spectrum

    3. Line Spectra

    4. Ground And Excited States: How the Bohr Model explains Line Spectra

    5. Limitations of the Bohr Model

    6. Electromagnetic Radiation

    7. Flame Tests

    8. Explaining Colour from Flame Tests

    9. Continuous Spectrum

    10. Line Spectra

    11. Problems with Rutherford's Planetary Model

    12. Postulates of the Bohr Model: Discrete Energy Levels (Orbits)

    13. Features of the Bohr Model

    14. Three Series of Spectral Lines for Hydrogen Atoms

  • Quantum Theory and Orbitals 14 concepts

    1. Levels, Shells

    2. Subshells

    3. Atomic Orbitals

    4. Order of Filling Orbitals

    5. s Orbitals

    6. p Orbitals

    7. d Orbitals

    8. f Orbitals

    9. From Classical Theory to Quantum Theory

    10. Quantum Mechanics

    11. The Shape of Orbitals

    12. Wave Function

    13. Solutions To Schrödinger Equation (Atomic Orbitals)

    14. Difference Between Orbits And Orbitals

  • Electron Configuration 13 concepts

    1. Aufbau Principle

    2. Ground State Electron Configuration

    3. Orbital Diagram

    4. Partial Orbital Diagram

    5. Periods 1 And 2

    6. Hund's Rule

    7. Period 3

    8. Period 4

    9. Chromium and Copper Exceptions

    10. Valence Electrons (Configurations Within Groups)

    11. Quantum Mechanics and the Periodic Table

    12. Viewing s, p, d, f Blocks

    13. Pauli Exclusion Principle

  • 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. Electronic Structure of Neutral Atoms

    3. Electron Shells

    4. Electronic Structure of Atoms within a Group

    5. Determining Electron Structure from Position on Periodic of Table

  • Ions 9 concepts

    1. Symbolic Representation

    2. Chemical Stability

    3. Octet Rule

    4. Native Elements

    5. Imbalance Protons of Electrons

    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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