• 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. 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

  • Bohr Model including AAS 17 concepts

    1. Calibration Curve

    2. How It Works

    3. Introduction to AAS

    4. Absorption Spectrum

    5. Line Spectra

    6. Electromagnetic Spectrum

    7. Continuous Spectrum

    8. Emission Spectrum

    9. Flame Tests

    10. Electromagnetic Radiation

    11. Explaining Colour from Flame Tests

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

    13. Limitations of the Bohr Model

    14. Three Series of Spectral Lines for Hydrogen Atoms

    15. Features of the Bohr Model

    16. Problems with Rutherford's Planetary Model

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

  • Quantum Theory and Orbitals 14 concepts

    1. Order of Filling Orbitals

    2. s Orbitals

    3. Levels, Shells

    4. p Orbitals

    5. Subshells

    6. Atomic Orbitals

    7. f Orbitals

    8. d Orbitals

    9. From Classical Theory to Quantum Theory

    10. Wave Function

    11. Difference Between Orbits And Orbitals

    12. Quantum Mechanics

    13. The Shape of Orbitals

    14. Solutions To Schrödinger Equation (Atomic Orbitals)

  • Electron Configuration 13 concepts

    1. Orbital Diagram

    2. Aufbau Principle

    3. Hund's Rule

    4. Ground State Electron Configuration

    5. Period 4

    6. Periods 1 and 2

    7. Partial Orbital Diagrams and Condensed Electron Configurations

    8. Chromium and Copper Exceptions

    9. Valence Electrons (Configurations Within Groups)

    10. Electron Configuration

    11. Period 3

    12. Viewing s, p, d, f Blocks

    13. Pauli Exclusion Principle

  • Periodic Table 20 concepts

    1. Groups of the Periodic Table

    2. Properties of Metals, Nonmetals and Semi-metals

    3. Periods of the Periodic Table

    4. Mendeleev's Periodic Table

    5. Development of the Periodic Table

    6. Alkali Metals

    7. Halogens

    8. Classifying Elements

    9. Organisation of the Periodic Table

    10. Chemical Families

    11. Noble Gases

    12. Using the Period Number

    13. Alkaline Earth Metals

    14. Main Group and Transition Elements

    15. Elements and the Periodic Table

    16. Viewing s, p, d, f Blocks

    17. Elements

    18. Classification of Elements based on Physical Properties

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

    20. Classification of Elements based on Chemical Properties

  • Periodicity 16 concepts

    1. Competition between Electrostatic Effects

    2. Successive Ionisation Energies

    3. Periodicity Review

    4. Main Group Metals And Non-Metals

    5. Ionic Radii

    6. Atomic Radii of Main Group Elements

    7. Trends in Ionisation Energy

    8. Atomic Radii of Transition Elements

    9. Evidence For Presence Of Subshells

    10. Effective Nuclear Charge

    11. Metallic Character

    12. Electronegativity Trend in the Periodic Table

    13. What is Periodicity?

    14. Ionisation Energy

    15. Quantifying Effective Nuclear Charge (Core Charge)

    16. Determining Electron Configurations of Ions

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