Introduction to Elements, Atoms and the Periodic Table - Revised
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Two fundamental aspects of chemistry are, firstly, the structure of the atom and the role of the subatomic particles neutrons, protons and electrons, and, secondly, the atomic structure of the known elements that make up everything. These elements’ place in the Periodic table of the elements determines their chemical properties. This free online course will give learners a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of these two core building blocks within chemistry.
The course starts by examining the structure of the atom and subatomic particles, and then discusses the elements, and breaks them down into their subatomic structure of protons, neutrons and electrons. You will learn how the structure of each element determines its place in the Periodic table and its chemical properties.
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Introduction to Elements, Atoms and the Periodic Table
Introduction to Elements, Atoms and the Periodic Table - Learning Outcomes
Elements and Atoms
Introduction to the atom
More on orbitals and electron configuration
Electron Configurations 2
Groups of the Periodic Table
Periodic Table Trends: Ionization Energy
Other Periodic Table Trends
Ionic, Covalent, and Metallic Bonds
Introduction to Elements, Atoms and the Periodic Table - Lesson Summary
After completing this course you will be able to:
• Describe the structure of an atom
• Identify different periods and groups in the Periodic Table
• Outline how to work out the electronic configuration of an element
• Define the term ionization
• Identify how and why atoms bond
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