Topic 4. Atomic Structure

 

Activities and Demonstrations

Electronic Configuration of Elements  
Interactive page that provides electronic configuration for elements.
Relative orbital energy in different atoms 
Shows the energy levels for different orbitals in a one-electron and multi-electron species.
 

Web Resources

http://chemistry.csudh.edu/george/lechelp/wavefreq.html
Wavelength, frequency, energy calculations.
http://chemistry.csudh.edu/george/lechelp/protons.html
Calculations relating protons, electrons and neutrons.
http://chemistry.csudh.edu/george/lechelp/startestructures.html
Practice in placing electrons in the correct orbitals.
 

Real world application of concepts covered in this topic

http://science.howstuffworks.com/solar-cell.htm/printable
Explains how solar cells work. This is an example of excitation of electrons by light energy.
http://science.howstuffworks.com/fluorescent-lamp.htm/printable
Explains how fluorescent lamps work.
http://science.howstuffworks.com/sunscreen.htm/printable
Explains how sun burns and sun tans work.
http://science.howstuffworks.com/smoke.htm/printable
Explains how smoke detectors which use the idea of ionization.