Academic Standard

Atomic Structure
Initiative: 
Tennessee State Standards
Set: 
Science (2009-2018)
Type: 
Standard
Code: 
1
Grade range: 
9 to 12
Groupings:
Subject = Chemistry I
Conceptual StrandAtomic theory is the foundation for understanding the interactions and changes in matter.Guiding QuestionHow does the structure of matter determine its chemical and physical properties?
 
Elements within this Standard
 
Course Level Expectation
Compare and contrast historical models of the atom.
Analyze the organization of the modern periodic table.
Describe an atom in terms of its composition and electron characteristics.
Check For Understanding
Identify the contributions of major atomic theorists: Bohr, Chadwick, Dalton, Planck, Rutherford, and Thomson.
Compare the Bohr model and the quantum mechanical electron-cloud models of the atom.
Draw Bohr models of the first 18 elements.
Interpret a Bohr model of an electron moving between its ground and excited states in terms of the absorption or emission of energy.
Use the periodic table to identify an element as a metal, nonmetal, or metalloid.
Apply the periodic table to determine the number of protons and electrons in a neutral atom.
Determine the number of protons and neutrons for a particular isotope of an element.
Explain the formation of anions and cations, and predict the charge of an ion formed by the main-group elements.
Sequence selected atoms from the main-group elements based on their atomic or ionic radii.
Sequence selected atoms from the main-group elements based on first ionization energy, electron affinity, or electronegativity.
Determine an atoms Lewis electron-dot structure or number of valence electrons from an elements atomic number or position in the periodic table.
Represent an atoms electron arrangement in terms of orbital notation, electron configuration notation, and electron-dot notation.
Compare s and p orbitals in terms of their shape, and order the s, p, d and f orbitals in terms of energy and number of possible electrons.
State Performance Indicator
Compare and contrast the major models of the atom (e.g., Democritus, Thomson, Rutherford, Bohr, and the quantum mechanical model).
Compare and contrast the major models of the atom.
Interpret the periodic table to describe an elements atomic makeup.
Describe the trends found in the periodic table with respect to atomic size, ionization energy, electron affinity, or electronegativity.
Determine the Lewis electron-dot structure or number of valence electrons for an atom of any main-group element from its atomic number or position in the
Represent an electrons location in the quantum mechanical model of an atom in terms of the shape of electron clouds (s and p orbitals in particular), relative