Electron Configuration and the Periodic Table

In this lesson, we will explain why the charge of an atom is neutral. Draw and write the electron configuration of atoms and explain how electron configuration is linked to the group number.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Revision: Which scientist developed the plum pudding model?

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Q2.Revision: Which model of the atom was developed by Ernest Rutherford?

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Q3.Revision: What was present in the Nuclear model, that was absent in the Plum pudding model?

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Q4.Which two radioactive elements did Marie Curie discover?

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Q5.True or false: You need to wear gloves to handle Marie Curie's work and personal possessions.

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Q6.True or false: Marie Curie achieved two Nobel prizes, both in the field of Chemistry.

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Q7.Frederick Soddy was the first Scientist to realise that radioactive elements can have the same properties, but different atomic masses.

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Q8.True or false: Frederick Soddy has a mineral and a crater on the moon named after him.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

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Q1.Revision: Which scientist developed the plum pudding model?

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Q2.Revision: Which model of the atom was developed by Ernest Rutherford?

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Q3.Revision: What was present in the Nuclear model, that was absent in the Plum pudding model?

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Q4.Which two radioactive elements did Marie Curie discover?

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Q5.True or false: You need to wear gloves to handle Marie Curie's work and personal possessions.

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Q6.True or false: Marie Curie achieved two Nobel prizes, both in the field of Chemistry.

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Q7.Frederick Soddy was the first Scientist to realise that radioactive elements can have the same properties, but different atomic masses.

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Q8.True or false: Frederick Soddy has a mineral and a crater on the moon named after him.

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Electron configuration

This quiz will test your understanding of electron configuration. It will also include revision questions from previous lessons within this topic.

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Q1.Revision: What is an element?

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Q2.What is the CHARGE of an electron?

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Q3.What is the CHARGE of a proton?

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Q4.How many electrons are there in a magnesium atom? You will need to use your periodic table to answer this question.

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Q5.What is the electron configuration of magnesium? You will need to use your periodic table to answer this question.

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Q6.What group is sodium in? You will need to use your periodic table to answer this question.

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Q7.How many electrons does chlorine have in its outer shell? You will need to use your periodic table to answer this question.

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Q8.A neutral atom contains:

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Electron configuration

This quiz will test your understanding of electron configuration. It will also include revision questions from previous lessons within this topic.

Question 1

Question 2

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Q1.Revision: What is an element?

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Q2.What is the CHARGE of an electron?

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Q3.What is the CHARGE of a proton?

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Q4.How many electrons are there in a magnesium atom? You will need to use your periodic table to answer this question.

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Q5.What is the electron configuration of magnesium? You will need to use your periodic table to answer this question.

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Q6.What group is sodium in? You will need to use your periodic table to answer this question.

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Q7.How many electrons does chlorine have in its outer shell? You will need to use your periodic table to answer this question.

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Q8.A neutral atom contains:

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Lesson summary: Electron Configuration and the Periodic Table

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