• Chemistry
  • Year 11

Nanomaterials and Atomic Structure

approx. 10 hrs

8 topics

49 concepts

Explore Nanomaterials and start Senior VCE Chemistry with a solid foundation in Atomic Structure.

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The Year 11 Nanomaterials and Atomic Structure 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 and ions.

Topics & Concepts We Cover

This learning program is made up of the following 8 topics, broken down into 49 concepts.

  • Resource: Periodic Table 1 concept

    1. The Periodic Table

  • Resource: Common Monatomic Ions 1 concept

    1. Common Monatomic Ions

  • Nanomaterials 9 concepts

    1. Applications of Nanoparticles

    2. The Importance of Surface Area

    3. The Nanoscale

    4. Nanomaterials

    5. Nanoparticles

    6. Manufactured Nanomaterials

    7. Formation of Nanomaterials

    8. Introduction to Nanoscience

    9. Engineered Nanomaterials

  • Structure of the Atom 13 concepts

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

    2. Atomic Mass Unit

    3. Thompson's Plum Pudding Model

    4. Cathode Ray Tubes

    5. Scale of the Nucleus

    6. Rutherford's Gold Foil Experiment

    7. Discovery of the Nucleus

    8. Discovery of Electrons

    9. Structure of the Atom

    10. Planetary Model of the Atom

    11. Subatomic Particles

    12. Mass and Charge of Subatomic Particles

    13. The Mutating Model of the Atom

  • Atom Notation 5 concepts

    1. Mass Number (A)

    2. Determining the Number of Subatomic Particles from Atom Notation

    3. Atomic Symbol

    4. Atomic Number (Z)

    5. Atom Notation

  • Isotopes 6 concepts

    1. Calculating Isotopic Abundance

    2. Calculating Relative Atomic Mass

    3. Relative Atomic Mass

    4. Isotopes

    5. Calculating Relative Atomic Mass from a Mass Spectrum

    6. Measuring Isotopic Abundance

  • Electron Structure 5 concepts

    1. Maximum Number of Electrons per Shell

    2. Number of Electrons in Neutral Atoms

    3. Electron Structure of the First Twenty Elements

    4. Determining Electron Structure from Position on Periodic of Table

    5. Electron Shells

  • Ions 9 concepts

    1. Determining the Number of Subatomic Particles of Ions

    2. Chemical Stability

    3. Octet Rule

    4. Native Elements

    5. Valency

    6. Formation of Ions

    7. Anions and Cations

    8. Chemical Stability vs. Nuclear Stability

    9. Common Monatomic Ions

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