Chemistry: Atomic Structure of Elements

Stream until Sun 1st May
20 mins
Curriculum support
Curriculum support
Jamie JohnsonHost: Jamie (BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE) is a Science teacher who is passionate about breaking down complex topics into digestible bites for students.

The modern periodic table is one of the most important pieces of work in chemistry, and can be found in every science classroom. It lists all the known elements, but what makes each element unique?

Scientists know about the structure of the element atoms, and this is now expected knowledge for all Chemistry students. It would be impossible to simply memorise them, but the periodic table is a useful tool that lets us calculate what we need to know using a few simple rules.

This lesson covers the steps involved in the determination of the number of each subatomic particle present in each element atom, as well as their arrangement.

This is a great class in how to use the Periodic Table, a valuable lesson students will use time and time again in future studies. 

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Key takeaways:
  • Describe the general atomic structure, using the subatomic particles and their characteristics
  • Describe how to calculate the number of subatomic particles per element atom using information from the periodic table, with examples
  • Explain how to determine the electronic structure of an atom using the periodic table
Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all students, especially those in Years 10-11 or S4-S5.

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

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