• 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. The Importance of Surface Area

    2. Applications of Nanoparticles

    3. Formation of Nanomaterials

    4. The Nanoscale

    5. Engineered Nanomaterials

    6. Manufactured Nanomaterials

    7. Nanomaterials

    8. Introduction to Nanoscience

    9. Nanoparticles

  • Structure of the Atom 13 concepts

    1. Atomic Mass Unit

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

    3. Rutherford's Gold Foil Experiment

    4. Mass and Charge of Subatomic Particles

    5. Subatomic Particles

    6. Cathode Ray Tubes

    7. Scale of the Nucleus

    8. Discovery of Electrons

    9. Planetary Model of the Atom

    10. Structure of the Atom

    11. The Mutating Model of the Atom

    12. Thompson's Plum Pudding Model

    13. Discovery of the Nucleus

  • Atom Notation 5 concepts

    1. Mass Number (A)

    2. Atom Notation

    3. Atomic Symbol

    4. Determining the Number of Subatomic Particles from Atom Notation

    5. Atomic Number (Z)

  • Isotopes 6 concepts

    1. Relative Atomic Mass

    2. Calculating Relative Atomic Mass

    3. Isotopes

    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. Electron Shells

    3. Number of Electrons in Neutral Atoms

    4. Electron Structure of the First Twenty Elements

    5. Determining Electron Structure from Position on Periodic of Table

  • Ions 9 concepts

    1. Octet Rule

    2. Determining the Number of Subatomic Particles of Ions

    3. Chemical Stability

    4. Native Elements

    5. Formation of Ions

    6. Valency

    7. Anions and Cations

    8. Chemical Stability vs. Nuclear Stability

    9. Common Monatomic Ions

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