All Atomic structure articles – Page 2

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    On This Day - Jan 03 : Rutherford penetrated the nucleus

    Upon bombarding nitrogen atoms with alpha particles, he observed the release of a proton. Patrick Blackett later discovered that this was a transmutation of nitrogen to oxygen.

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    Teacher subject knowledge self assessment: Post-16

    Use these diagnostic tests to self-assess your chemistry subject knowledge, and identify strengths and areas for development. These two quizzes test at the post-16 level. Complete the first to get feedback broken down by topic. Use the second quiz to check progress, once you’ve refreshed your knowledge in key topics.

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    Anecdotes: Linus Pauling

    The life, work and campaigning of Linus Pauling

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    73 new isotopes discovered

    2018-06-15T14:23:00Z

    Use this cutting edge nuclide research in your class

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    3D crystal structures

    These resources cover a range of topics that require the use of 3D structures of molecules and complexes. They can be viewed using the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre’s WebCSD Free Teaching Subset, which is free to access online without a CSD licence.

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    Molecular model misconceptions

    Let us take a closer look at the suitability of using molecular models to teach the determination of chemical formulae. 

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    The hunt is on

    2018-02-13T12:15:00Z

    Japanese element hunters are trying to extend the periodic table

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    Ionisation energy

    This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions that students have in the form of ready-to-use classroom resources.

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    An analogy for the atom

    Chemistry is a conceptual subject and, in order to explain many of these concepts, teachers use models to describe and explain the microscopic world and relate it to the macroscopic properties of matter. This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions that students have ...

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    Spot the bonding

    Chemistry is a conceptual subject and, in order to explain many of these concepts, teachers use models to describe and explain the microscopic world and relate it to the macroscopic properties of matter. This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions that students have ...

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    Hydrogen fluoride

    This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions that students have in the form of ready-to-use classroom resources.

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    Stability and reactivity

    Chemistry is a conceptual subject and, in order to explain many of these concepts, teachers use models to describe and explain the microscopic world and relate it to the macroscopic properties of matter. This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions that students have ...

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    Chemical stability

    Chemistry is a conceptual subject and, in order to explain many of these concepts, teachers use models to describe and explain the microscopic world and relate it to the macroscopic properties of matter. This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions that students have ...

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    Chemical structure

    This resource includes information about some key misconceptions that have been uncovered by research and ideas about a variety of teaching approaches that may help avoid students acquiring some common misconceptions.

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    Exhibition chemistry

    An electrifying lesson

    2017-05-02T11:41:00Z

    Explaining electron transitions using LEDs

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    On This Day - Jan 18 : Edward Frankland was born

    Frankland introduced the theory of valence when he realised that atoms can only form a certain number of bonds to other atoms. He also co-discovered helium (He), pioneered organometallic chemistry, and was a leader in the field of water purification.

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    Argon

    Estimate the percentage of ‘empty space’ in a sample of gaseous argon.

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    Ancient Greece: science ideas webs

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Ancient Greece. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups. 

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    Build an atom simulation

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    Build an atom from scratch, using protons, neutrons, and electrons. Test different combinations to produce ions and unstable elements. Video: How to use the PhET build an atom simulation

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    Chemistry Vignettes: Transition Metal Chemistry

    A series of short screencast videos to introduce transition metal chemistry.