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NYSTCE Chemistry: Atomic Structure & Quantum Theory - Chapter Summary
Review brief lessons to gain greater insight into atomic structure and quantum theory. In no time, you will be prepared to do the following on the NYSTCE Chemistry assessment:
- Discuss early atomic theory from Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford and Millikan
- Explain atomic spectra and the Bohr model
- Provide details about atomic number, average atomic mass, isotopes and mass number
- Describe the configurations and quantum numbers of electrons
Use the right-hand side bar to scroll through the list of lessons in this chapter. Choose any lesson you'd like to watch in the sequence that works best for you. Revisit the lessons as often as needed until you fully comprehend the materials.
NYSTCE Chemistry: Atomic Structure & Quantum Theory Chapter Objectives
The NYSTCE Chemistry assessment is designed to gauge the comprehension of educators looking to teach chemistry to students in New York State. Passing the assessment with a minimum score of 220 or higher helps educators secure their teacher licensure. You can prepare for the assessment by reviewing the lessons in this chapter, which cover topics found in the matter and atomic structure subarea of the test. This subarea constitutes about 16% of the total assessment.
In addition to reviewing the lessons, you can take self-assessment quizzes that test your understanding of atomic structure and quantum theory. The quizzes also feature questions that are similar in format and content to those on the exam. You can expect to answer 90 selected-response items and 1 constructed response item on the assessment. Use the resources in this chapter to enhance your studies today.
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.
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.
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?
4. 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.
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