Uniquely presented with visually stunning and interesting representations to help students review text material, students learn the basics of atomic theory; e.g., how to deduce numbers of protons, neutrons, and electrons, atomic number, isotopes, atomic mass, cations, anions, and basic quantum theory to develop orbitals, electron configurations, and the four quantum numbers for any electron. Using the aufbau principle, Pauli Exclusion Principle, and Hund’s rule students also learn how to use the periodic table to draw electron configuration diagrams and abbreviated electron configuration diagrams, which introduce topics such as valence electrons and lay the foundation for bonding theory. Again, the visuals found within this text have helped label this text, “a must have” to enhance the students understanding of the atom due to clear explanations as well as the plethora of supporting examples found within each chapter topic. Runtime for visuals total approximately: 30 Minutes
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Chapter 1: Protons, Neutrons, Electrons, Strong Nuclear Force, Ions, Cations, Anions, Mass Number, Atomic Mass, Atomic Number, Isotopes, Nucleus, and Relative Size of Atom, Many Examples and Calculations Worked for the Student.
Chapter 2: Quantum Theory, Orbits vs. Orbitals, Orbital Shapes, Electron Configuration Diagram.
Chapter 3: Writing Full Electron Configurations and Diagrams, Aufbau Rule, Hund’s Rule, Pauli Principle, and Connection between Periodic Table and Order of Filling for Electrons, Many Examples Worked for the Student.
Chapter 4: Writing Abbreviated Electron Configurations and Diagrams, Noble Core and Valence Electrons, Many Examples Worked for the Student.
Chapter 5: Determining the Four Quantum Numbers (Principle, Angular Momentum, Magnetic, and Spin Quantum Number), Many Examples Worked for the Student.
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