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Survey to Chemistry 1: Chapter 3

by: Jessica Taflinger

Survey to Chemistry 1: Chapter 3 Ch 1043

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Chapter 3: Atomic Structure Keyterms ●  Electrolysis: chemical reactions caused by electricity ●  Electrolyte: Compound that conducts electricity when melted or dissolved  in water ●  Electrodes: Carbon rods or metal strips inserted into a molten compound  or a solution to carry the electric current ●  Anode: The electrode that bears a positive charge ●  Cathode: Negatively charged electrode ●  Ion: an atom or a group of atoms bonded together that has an electric  charge ●  Anion: an ion with a negative charge ●  Cation: A positively charged ion ●  Cathode Ray: a beam of current produces a green fluorescence ●  Electrons: negatively charged units in atoms ●  Electromagnetic radiation: energy with electric and magnetic components ●  Radioactivity: spontaneous emission of radiation from an atomic mass ●  Alpha particle: mass four times that of a hydrogen atom and a charge  twice the magnitude of, but opposite in sign, to that of an electron ●  Beta particle: an electron, although it has much more energy than an  electron in an atom ●  Gamma rays: A form of electromagnetic radiation, much like the x­rays  used in medical work but even more energetic and more penetrating ●  Nucleus: all the positive charge and nearly all the mass of an atom are  concentrated at the center of the atom in a tiny core ●  Proton: has a charge equal in magnitude to that of the electron and has  nearly the same mass as hydrogen atom ●  Neutron: particle with about the same mass as a proton but wiht no  electrical charge. ●  Isotopes: having the same number of protons but different numbers of  neutrons  Symbols for Isotopes   Z is the nuclear charge, A is the mass number ●  Nucleons: two main nuclear particles, protons, and neutrons ●  Quantum: a tiny unit a energy whose value depends on the frequency of  the radiation ●  Energy level: a specified energy value for an electron ●  Ground state: atoms with their electrons thus situated ●  Excited state: electron jumps from the lowest possible level to a higher ●  Orbitals: variously shaped volumes of space ●  Subshell (sublevel): orbitals in the same shell that have the same letter  designation    ● The Modern Periodic Table has horizontal rows and vertical columns ○ Each vertical column is a group or family. Element in a group have similar properties ○ A horizontal row of the periodic table is called a period. The  properties of elements change in a recurring manner across a period ● In the U.S, the groups are often indicated by a numeral followed the letter  A or B. ○ An element in a A Group is a Main­group element ○ An element in a B Group is a Transition element ● Valence Electron ○ A electron in the outermost shell of an atom ● Alkali metals ○ Has one valence electron; very reactive metals  n s1 ○ React vigorously with water, producing hydrogen gas ○ Group 1A ­ hydrogen ● Alkaline earth metals ○ Have the cuter electron configuration  2 n s ○ Fairly soft and moderately reactive with water ○ Beryllium is the odd member ○ Group 2A ● Halogens  ○ Seven valence electrons with the configuration  ns n p 5 ○ React vigorously with alkali metals to form crystalline solids ○ Group 7A ● Noble gases ○ Have a complete set of valence electrons and therefore  undergo few, if any, chemical reaction ● Metals ○ Has a characteristic luster (shininess) and generally is a  good conductor of heat and electricity ○ Solid at room temperature ○ Malleable (can be hammered into thin sheets), Ductile (can  be drawn into wires) ● Nonmetals  ○ Lacks metallic ○ Several are gases; others are solid ○ Bromine is the only nonmetal that is liquid at room  temperature ● Semimetals/metalloids ○ Have intermediate properties that may resemble those of  both metals and nonmetals. Scientists knowledge of the atom? ­ Michael Faraday developed electrolysis ­ James Chadwick discovered the neutron ­ Ernest Rutherford proposed the nuclear theory of the atom ­ J.J. Thompson discovered the electron and calculated the mass­to­charge ratio of the electron ­ William Crookes developed the cathode ray tube ­ Eugen Goldstein discovered the proton


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