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
Wavelength, frequency, energy calculations.
Calculations relating protons, electrons and neutrons.
Practice in placing electrons in the correct orbitals.

Real world application of concepts covered in this topic
Explains how solar cells work. This is an example of excitation of electrons by light energy.
Explains how fluorescent lamps work.
Explains how sun burns and sun tans work.
Explains how smoke detectors which use the idea of ionization.