• 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. 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

  • Bohr Model including AAS 17 concepts

    1. Calibration Curve

    2. Introduction to AAS

    3. How It Works

    4. Absorption Spectrum

    5. Line Spectra

    6. Electromagnetic Spectrum

    7. Electromagnetic Radiation

    8. Flame Tests

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

    10. Explaining Colour from Flame Tests

    11. Emission Spectrum

    12. Continuous Spectrum

    13. Limitations of the Bohr Model

    14. Features of the Bohr Model

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

    16. Problems with Rutherford's Planetary Model

    17. Three Series of Spectral Lines for Hydrogen Atoms

  • Quantum Theory and Orbitals 14 concepts

    1. Subshells

    2. s Orbitals

    3. p Orbitals

    4. Atomic Orbitals

    5. d Orbitals

    6. Levels, Shells

    7. f Orbitals

    8. Order of Filling Orbitals

    9. The Shape of Orbitals

    10. Wave Function

    11. From Classical Theory to Quantum Theory

    12. Solutions To Schrödinger Equation (Atomic Orbitals)

    13. Difference Between Orbits And Orbitals

    14. Quantum Mechanics

  • Electron Configuration 13 concepts

    1. Aufbau Principle

    2. Ground State Electron Configuration

    3. Period 3

    4. Orbital Diagram

    5. Period 4

    6. Periods 1 and 2

    7. Partial Orbital Diagrams and Condensed Electron Configurations

    8. Chromium and Copper Exceptions

    9. Electron Configuration

    10. Hund's Rule

    11. Valence Electrons (Configurations Within Groups)

    12. Viewing s, p, d, f Blocks

    13. Pauli Exclusion Principle

  • Periodic Table 20 concepts

    1. Alkali Metals

    2. Development of the Periodic Table

    3. Chemical Families

    4. Classifying Elements

    5. Alkaline Earth Metals

    6. Periods of the Periodic Table

    7. Properties of Metals, Nonmetals and Semi-metals

    8. Organisation of the Periodic Table

    9. Halogens

    10. Using the Period Number

    11. Mendeleev's Periodic Table

    12. Groups of the Periodic Table

    13. Noble Gases

    14. Elements and the Periodic Table

    15. Main Group and Transition Elements

    16. Viewing s, p, d, f Blocks

    17. Classification of Elements based on Chemical Properties

    18. Elements

    19. Classification of Elements based on Physical Properties

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

  • Periodicity 16 concepts

    1. Atomic Radii of Main Group Elements

    2. Metallic Character

    3. Ionic Radii

    4. Trends in Ionisation Energy

    5. Electronegativity Trend in the Periodic Table

    6. Periodicity Review

    7. What is Periodicity?

    8. Quantifying Effective Nuclear Charge (Core Charge)

    9. Atomic Radii of Transition Elements

    10. Main Group Metals And Non-Metals

    11. Successive Ionisation Energies

    12. Competition between Electrostatic Effects

    13. Effective Nuclear Charge

    14. Ionisation Energy

    15. Evidence For Presence Of Subshells

    16. Determining Electron Configurations of Ions

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