Unit 1: Atomic and Molecular Structure
Unit 1 is composed of the California content standards 1 and 11 and is completed in five weeks. Each week progresses from the structure of the atom to the periodic table. Textbook chapters 2, 3, 11, and 19 should be read by the students.
- Matter: Introduction
- The Structure of the Atom
- The Periodic Table
- Nuclear Chemistry
- Unit 1: Assessment
Atomic and Molecular Structure (Standards: CH1. a-e)
The periodic table displays the elements in increasing atomic number and shows how periodicity of the physical and chemical properties of the elements relates to atomic structure.
CH1 Lecture Notes (deprecated)
Nuclear Processes (Standards: CH11. a-e)
Nuclear processes are those in which an atomic nucleus changes, including radioactive decay of naturally occurring and human-made isotopes, nuclear fission, and nuclear fusion.
CH11 Lecture Notes
CH11 Labs and Activities
CH11 Sample Test Questions
CH11 Cram Sheet