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Topics and Learning Outcomes

  • The Periodic Table
    •  recognize trends in the Periodic Table, such as in ionic radii
    •  understand and explain reasons for those trends
    •  use trends to predict reactivity
  • Introduction to Atomic Structure
    •  list the particles that make up atoms, their symbols and their relative masses and charges
    •  recognise how relative atomic masses are derived
    •  calculate relative molar mass for any substance
    •  understand the difference between a Bohr model and quantum mechanical model of an atom
    •  understand the relationship between the four quantum numbers and electron configuration
    •  explain the meaning of the orbital quantum numbers, n, l, m, and the designation of orbitals such as 1s, 3d, 4p, 4f
    •  determine the electron configuration of an element from its position in the Periodic Table
    •  recognise whether an element is a metal, non-metal or semi-metal from its position in the Periodic Table
  • The Biological Periodic Table
    •  list important building blocks of living organisms
    •  identify essential, toxic and medicinal elements
    •  explain the functioning of metals in the body
    •  think about the consequences of the properties of elements for drug design

Textbook and eBook References

  • Assumed Knowledge - Chapters 1 - 3
  • Introduction to Atomic Structure - Section 1.3
  • The Periodic Table - Section 1.4

Lecture Notes, Tutorial Worksheets & Answers and Suggested Exam Questions

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ChemCAL and iChem Resources

Assumed Knowledge Introduction to Atomic Structure The Periodic Table
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Assumed Knowledge -  
  Balancing chemical equations  
Tags: stoichiometry | balancing equations | mole calculations  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
  Stoichiometry workshop  
Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
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