Ch 34: Michigan Merit Exam: Atomic Structure

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This chapter on atomic structure can help you prepare for the chemistry portions of the Michigan Merit Exam. The engaging and brief video lessons are ideal for refreshing your knowledge base for test day.

Michigan Merit Exam: Atomic Structure - Chapter Summary

Before tackling questions on the Michigan Merit Exam, learn about the structure of matter and what holds everything together. This Atomic Structure chapter can help. These fascinating video lessons will take you to the heart of the world around you with a tour of the following topics:

  • The atom
  • Strong force
  • The periodic table
  • Isotopes
  • Average atomic mass
  • Ions: formation, charge, and formulas

The comprehensive videos and the written lesson transcripts work together to ensure your understanding of the material by presenting it in two different ways. In addition, you can review any topic on the video at will using the interactive video timeline feature. The lesson quizzes and practice exams are a great way to ensure you are retaining lesson information as you prepare for the real test.

Michigan Merit Exam: Atomic Structure Chapter Objectives

Every spring, the Michigan Department of Education gives the 11th-grade population of the public schools the Michigan Merit Exam (MME) to understand their development relative to the state's academic standards. Our study chapter on atomic structure is relevant to the science portion of the M-Step exam which is one of the three tests given under the MME umbrella. The science portion of the M-Step is an untimed test with an expected duration of 50 minutes.

5 Lessons in Chapter 34: Michigan Merit Exam: Atomic Structure
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The Atom

1. 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?

Strong Force: Definition, Equation & Examples

2. Strong Force: Definition, Equation & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what strong force is, how it holds an atom together, and how it is balanced by electromagnetic repulsion. A short quiz will follow.

The Periodic Table: Properties of Groups and Periods

3. The Periodic Table: Properties of Groups and Periods

How is the periodic table like the map you used on your last road trip? In this lesson, you will be introduced to the periodic table, the road map of chemists. We will discuss how the elements are organized and how you can use this organization to identify some of their major physical properties.

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.

Ions: Predicting Formation, Charge, and Formulas of Ions

5. Ions: Predicting Formation, Charge, and Formulas of Ions

Learn how ions are formed using the octet rule. Use the periodic table to predict the charge an atom will have when it becomes an ion. Learn whether an ion is a cation or anion and how to write the formula depending on what charge the ion has.

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