Unit 1 - Atomic Structure, elements & Compounds

Reason For Learning

To become familiar with the historical development of the model of the Atom and the various contributions of some very famous scientists. These are responsible for the discovery of subatomic particles, the nucleus and isotopes- Thomson, Rutherford, Bohr, Chadwick, Schrodinger, Curie & Soddy.

Learning Intention

To learn how the Mass Spectrometer can be used to identify isotopes. Students will also familiarize themselves with the structure of the atom and the relationship of isotopes to their subatomic particles. It is expected that students will be able to write the electronic configuration of the first thirty elements of the periodic table.

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