Copyright

Ch 15: FTCE Chemistry: Atomic Theory & Structure

About This Chapter

The study of atomic theory and structure gives students a deep understanding of the mechanics of chemistry. The chapter reviews the theory and structure in order to prepare you for the FTCE Chemistry exam.

FTCE Chemistry: Atomic Theory & Structure - Chapter Summary

The Atomic Theory & Structure chapter of this FTCE Chemistry course provides you with a comprehensive review of the pioneers of atomic theory. The video lessons included in this chapter will help in your studies to pass the FTCE Chemistry exam and become certified as a chemistry teacher in Florida. This section of the course will present material on the following topics related to atomic theory:

  • Theories by Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford and Millikan
  • The Bohr model
  • Atoms and atomic numbers
  • Avogadro's number
  • Electron configurations and quantum numbers

The content in this chapter is arranged with a timeline below each video, so you can easily jump to and from sections in each lesson at your own pace. If there is a specific atomic model you wish to study, the bolded terms at the bottom serve as an easy navigation system. Self-assessment quizzes are also available for you to track your progress and prepare for exam day.

FTCE Chemistry: Atomic Theory & Structure Chapter Objectives

Passing the FTCE Chemistry is one step for earning certification to teach chemistry in Florida for sixth through twelfth grade. The test includes content from eight main competency areas of chemistry. The atomic theory and structure competency area makes up 12% of the test. All questions on this test are given in a multiple-choice format.

5 Lessons in Chapter 15: FTCE Chemistry: Atomic Theory & Structure
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Early Atomic Theory: Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford and Millikan

1. Early Atomic Theory: Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford and Millikan

Imagine firing a bullet at a piece of tissue paper and having it bounce back at you! You would probably be just as surprised as Rutherford when he discovered the nucleus. In this lesson, we are going to travel back in time and discuss some of the major discoveries in the history of the atom.

The Bohr Model and Atomic Spectra

2. The Bohr Model and Atomic Spectra

Do you ever wonder where light comes from or how it is produced? In this lesson, we are going to use our knowledge of the electron configurations and quantum numbers to see what goes on during the creation of light.

The Atom

3. The Atom

Tune into this lesson to find out what matters about matter. What exactly is an atom? And, how do the atoms that make up the elements in the periodic table differ from one another?

Avogadro's Number: Using the Mole to Count Atoms

4. Avogadro's Number: Using the Mole to Count Atoms

How do we move from the atomic world to the regular world? Because atoms are so tiny, how can we count and measure them? And what do chemists celebrate at 6:02 AM on October 23rd each year? In this lesson, you will be learning how Avogadro's number and the mole can answer these questions.

Electron Configurations & the Four Quantum Numbers

5. Electron Configurations & the Four Quantum Numbers

The nucleus of an atom is surrounded by a cloud of electrons. Discover how these electrons are structured around the nucleus by learning about electron configurations and the four quantum numbers.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 160 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support