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Ch 4: Glencoe Chemistry - Matter And Change Chapter 4: The Structure of the Atom

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The Structure of the Atom chapter of this Glencoe Chemistry - Matter and Change textbook companion course helps students learn the essential chemistry lessons of the structure of the atom. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Structure of the Atom textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Chemistry Structure of the Atom chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the atomic structure topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Early Atomic Theory
  • Atoms
  • Atomic and mass number
  • Isotopes and atomic weight
  • Radioactive decay types
  • Effects of radioactive decay on the nucleus

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5 Lessons in Chapter 4: Glencoe Chemistry - Matter And Change Chapter 4: The Structure of the Atom
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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 Atom

2. 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?

Atomic Number and Mass Number

3. Atomic Number and Mass Number

Atoms are the basic building blocks of everything around you. In order to really understand how atoms combine to form molecules, it's necessary to be familiar with their structure. In this lesson, we'll dissect atoms so we can see just what really goes into those little building blocks of matter.

Isotopes and Average Atomic Mass

4. Isotopes and Average Atomic Mass

When you drink a glass of water, you are actually drinking a combination of heavy water and light water. What's the difference? Is it harmful? This video will explain the difference between the two types of water and go into detail on the significance of the different isotopes of elements.

Types of Radioactive Decay and Their Effect on the Nucleus

5. Types of Radioactive Decay and Their Effect on the Nucleus

What is meant by the term 'radioactive'? In this lesson we will break down the three main types of nuclear decay particles and discuss their composition, their effect on the nucleus, and their applications.

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