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Chapter 2; Understanding The Periodic Table Of Elements And Electron Configurations

by: Becca LeBoeuf

Chapter 2; Understanding The Periodic Table Of Elements And Electron Configurations Chemistry 101

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These are the start of chapter 2 notes. This helps work with the understanding of the elements on the periodic table. It covers how to find protons, neutrons, and electrons (with positive and/or ne...
General, Organic, Biological Chemistry
George Vater Olsen
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Chapter 2 ­ Periodic Elements: NOT FOR EXAM 1, FOR EXAM 2!    Protons​ :   Mass: 1 amn.  Charge: 1+.  Neutrons​ :   Mass: 1 amn.  Charge: 0.  Electrons:​  Mass 1/1875 amn.  Charge: 1­.      Please refer to the periodic table of elements above:    Follow these simple rules when trying to find protons, neutrons, and electrons for an  element:    For any element:  Number of Protons = Atomic Number  Number of Electrons = Number of Protons = Atomic Number  Number of Neutrons = Mass Number ­ Atomic Number      Finding the number of ​ protons ​(ALSO THE ATOMIC NUMBER): whatever number that is  shown above the symbol, is the number of protons the element has.    Example:  H ­ 1  He ­ 2  Cr ­ 24  Mn ­ 25  Ar ­ 18  Na ­ 11  Be ­ 4  Os ­ 76  Ir ­ 77  P ­ 15  S ­ 16  O ­ 8    Finding the number of e ​lectrons:​ electrons are always equaled to the number of protons  which are also equaled to the atomic number.    Example:  The element C (carbon).    Protons: 6  Electrons: 6  Neutrons: 8      ELECTRONS CAN CHANGE IF GIVEN A NEGATIVE CHARGE!    Example:  The element given is C^3­    Protons: 6  Electrons: 9  Neutrons: 8    So basically, when you are given a negative charge such as C^3­ add another 3 electrons  onto the number of electrons you would normally if the 3­ was not given!    Finding the number of ​ neutrons: ​ to find the number of neutrons, take the number of  protons and subtract it from the atomic mass..that will give you the number of neutrons  and element has.    Example:   The element Kr (krypton).    Kr has 36 protons (also called atomic number).  Kr has an atomic mass of 83.798.   You can round this number up to 84    Write an equation: Mass # = (# of protons) + (# of neutrons)  84 = 36 + (# of neutrons)  84­36 = 48    Now, try a few out for yourself! I would definitely suggest printing off a period table!      Please refer to the periodic table of elements above:    ­ First two columns: S orbitals.  ­ Six columns on the right: P orbitals.  ­ Middle rows: D orbitals.  ­ Bottom rows: F orbitals.    We will not be tested on the f orbital block, so just ignore those.    Example:    He = 1S^2. This is because it is in the 1st row, S orbital, & is the 2nd element in that row.  H = 1S^1 or 1S. This is because it is in the 1st row, S orbital, & is the 1st element in that row.    As you go farther down the periodic table, they get much more complicated.    Example:    Li = 1S^2 2S  Be = 1S^2 2S^2  B = 1S^2 2S^2 2P^1    And then even more complicated..    Example:    Na = [Ne] 3S^1 → this is basically saying that Sodium (Na) is equaled to all of the configurations  of Ne (1S^2 2S^2 2P^2) AND 3S^1 (which is the one more step (configuration) to get to Na).    Cr = [Ar] 4S^2 3D^4 → this is basically saying that Chromium (Cr) is equaled to all of the  configurations of Ar (1S^2 2S^2 2P^6 3S^2 3P^6 ) AND 4S^2 3D^4 (which is the two more  steps (configurations) to get to Cr).    PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE! The more you study where the orbitals are and what  configuration each element acquire, the more you will understand this. It is very confusing at  first!     


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