Unit II Atomic Structure
A Be aware of early atomic models.
B Know the atomic properties and nomenclature.
1 Know the relative size, mass and position of protons, neutrons
and electrons in atoms.
2 Know the difference between atomic mass, mass number and atomic
3 Be able to determine the number of protons, neutrons and electrons in
an identified isotope of an element.
4 Be aware of other subatomic particles.
C Identify and solve problems of basic
1 Know the three basic types of radiation.
2 Predict and balance radioactive equations.
3 Be able to do half life calculations.
D Be able to calculate average atomic
Key Terms: cathode ray tube (CRT), atomic number,
nucleon, mass number, radioactivity, alpha radiation, beta radiation,
gamma radiation, electromagnetic energy, frequency, hertz, wavelength,
quantum theory, quanta, photon, atomic mass, half life.
Important people of history: Dalton, Rutherford,
Thompson, Bohr, Marsden, Geiger, Schrodenger
Suggested Problems: Read Chapter 3 – Sections 1 & 2, Chapter 18
pg 78 (1, 4, 5) pg 89 (1-8) pgs 107-112 (1, 2, 4, 5, 13, 16, 18,
22, 39-46) pg 647 (5&6) pg 657 (5, 6, 9) pg 666 (1-8) pgs 669-674
(18, 19, 26, 30-44, 50, 53, 54, 56-59, 65-69)
Unit III The quantum mechanical
model of the atom and the periodic table
A Be able to describe energy related
to the electromagnetic spectrum in terms of color, wavelength and
1 Know how the color of light is related to frequency and energy.
2 Be able to calculate the energy of light.
B Know the major characteristics of
the quantum mechanical model of the atom.
1 Be aware of the historical development of the atom.
2 Describe the wave-mechanical view of the atom.
3 Describe the position and characteristics of protons, neutrons and
4 Use quantum numbers and electron placement rules to describe the
location of electrons. (write electron configurations)
5 Write electron dot diagrams.
C Understand and use the mole and
1 Be able to calculate the number of atoms given moles or mass
of an element.
2 Be able to calculate the mass of an element given the number of atoms
D Know the Periodic Table.
1 Know the development of the periodic table and it’s importance.
2 Use the periodic table to predict electron configurations.
3 Identify selected groups of elements on the periodic table.
4 Predict properties of the elements based on periodic trends of atomic
size, electron affinity, electronegativity and ionization energy.
Terms: Wave -particle duality, momentum, quantum, quantum
number, electron cloud, principal quantum number, sublevel, orbital,
periodic law, transition element, period, group, family, metal,
nonmetal, metalloid, alkali metal, alkaline earth metal, chalcogens,
halogens, noble gas, ionization energy, shielding effect, electron
Suggested Problems: Read Chapter 3 (sections 3 & 4) and Chapter 4
pg 99 (1-11) pg 104 (4-11) pgs 107-112 (10, 23-27, 29-34, 44,
47-59, 61, 63, 64, 65, 68-73, 76-82, 90-92, 95-98, 101) pg 122
(3-10) pg 131 (1-6) pg 141 (1-5, 9-11) pgs 150-154 (19-22, 29-32,
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Dalton's Atomic Theory
General Overview from Oregon Univ
Check out diagrams of the orbitals here from the
Britich Columbia Institute of Technology
great slide show summary from Bishop McNamara HS, Forestville MD