• Chemistry
  • Year 11

Properties and Structure of Atoms

approx. 10 hrs

11 topics

119 concepts

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The Year 11 Properties and Structure of Atoms program is aligned to the ACARA Unit 1: Chemical Fundamentals. This topic explores 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 11 topics, broken down into 119 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

  • Bohr Model including AAS 17 concepts

    1. Calibration Curves in AAS

    2. How AAS Works

    3. Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS)

    4. Electromagnetic Spectrum

    5. Absorption Spectrum

    6. Line Spectra

    7. Electromagnetic Radiation

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

    9. Flame Tests

    10. Continuous Spectrum

    11. Limitations of the Bohr Model

    12. Explaining Colour from Flame Tests

    13. Emission Spectrum

    14. Three Series of Spectral Lines for Hydrogen Atoms

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

    16. Problems with Rutherford's Planetary Model

    17. Features of the Bohr Model

  • Quantum Theory and Orbitals 14 concepts

    1. p Orbitals

    2. d Orbitals

    3. f Orbitals

    4. s Orbitals

    5. Order of Filling Orbitals

    6. Subshells

    7. Levels, Shells

    8. Atomic Orbitals

    9. From Classical Theory to Quantum Theory

    10. Solutions To Schrödinger Equation (Atomic Orbitals)

    11. Wave Function

    12. The Shape of Orbitals

    13. Difference Between Orbits And Orbitals

    14. Quantum Mechanics

  • Electron Configuration 13 concepts

    1. Hund's Rule

    2. Chromium and Copper Exceptions

    3. Orbital Diagram

    4. Aufbau Principle

    5. Ground State Electron Configuration

    6. Valence Electrons (Configurations Within Groups)

    7. Period 4

    8. Periods 1 and 2

    9. Partial Orbital Diagrams and Condensed Electron Configurations

    10. Electron Configuration

    11. Period 3

    12. Viewing s, p, d, f Blocks

    13. Pauli Exclusion Principle

  • Periodic Table 20 concepts

    1. Alkaline Earth Metals

    2. Mendeleev's Periodic Table

    3. Properties of Metals, Nonmetals and Semi-metals

    4. Alkali Metals

    5. Periods of the Periodic Table

    6. Groups of the Periodic Table

    7. Using the Period Number

    8. Development of the Periodic Table

    9. Noble Gases

    10. Halogens

    11. Chemical Families

    12. Organisation of the Periodic Table

    13. Classifying Elements

    14. Main Group and Transition Elements

    15. Elements and the Periodic Table

    16. Viewing s, p, d, f Blocks

    17. Classification of Elements based on Physical Properties

    18. Classification of Elements based on State of Matter at Room Temperature

    19. Classification of Elements based on Chemical Properties

    20. Elements

  • Periodicity 16 concepts

    1. Quantifying Effective Nuclear Charge (Core Charge)

    2. What is Periodicity?

    3. Ionisation Energy

    4. Effective Nuclear Charge

    5. Metallic Character

    6. Electronegativity Trend in the Periodic Table

    7. Reactivity of Main Group Elements

    8. Periodicity Review

    9. Atomic Radii of Transition Elements

    10. Trends in Ionisation Energy

    11. Competition between Electrostatic Effects

    12. Evidence For Presence Of Subshells

    13. Successive Ionisation Energies

    14. Atomic Radii of Main Group Elements

    15. Ionic Radii

    16. Determining Electron Configurations of Ions

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