Course Title: Atomic structure and bonding

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: CHEM5021

Course Title: Atomic structure and bonding

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3209 - Certificate III in Science

Course Contact: Judith McCann

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8366

Course Contact Email: judith.mccann@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Christine Andrews T.9925 4287
christine.andrews@rmit.edu.au
 

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

The purpose of this module is to provide learners with basic understanding of the atom, it’s structure and bonding and the Periodic Table. This would provide the learner with an introduction that could lead to further studies in chemistry.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VPAM082 Atomic structure and bonding

Element:

1 Apply the particle theory of matter

2 Use the Bohr-Rutherford model of the atom to explain the structure of an atom

3 Use knowledge of periodicity and bonding to explain the chemical and physical properties of common elements and compounds

4 Derive systematic names and formulae for simple inorganic compounds

 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Use appropriate terminology to discuss classification and properties of matter
1.2 Account for the states of matter and their common properties in terms of the particle theory of matter
1.3 Distinguish between physical and chemical changes
1.4 Relate the properties of materials to their uses
1.5 Classify pure substances into elements and compounds on the basis of their properties and the particle theory of matter

2.1 Identify the principal sub-atomic particles together with mass, relative mass and charge
2.2 Relate the shell/energy level structure of an atom to its electron configuration in the ground state
2.3 Explain the structure of the modern periodic table
2.5 Identify the relationship between the electronic configuration of an atom and its position in the periodic table
2.6 Identify atomic property trends in the periodic table

3.1 Identify stable electron configurations with reference to atoms of the noble gases and use this model to predict likely gain or loss of electrons for main group metallic and non-metallic atoms
3.2 Explain ionic, covalent and metallic bonding using common examples and predict the likely nature of bonding in elements and binary compounds
3.3 Use the concept of electronegativity to identify polar covalent bond
3.4 Use electron dot diagrams to represent the transfer of electrons in ionic bonding
3.5 Use electron dot and dash diagrams to represent the bonding in and structure of simple molecules
3.6 Use the nature of bonding in an element or compound to predict or account for some of their physical properties

4.1 Determine correct chemical formulae for binary compounds using basic valency concept
4.2 Identify binary, ionic and molecular compounds
4.3 Determine correct chemical formulae and names for acids, bases and salts


 


Learning Outcomes


Competency based


Details of Learning Activities

Lectures

Group discussions/activities

Practical experiments
 


Teaching Schedule

Week
 No.
Date
week Starting 


 
Topic
111/2/13Matter/Changes in state/Mixtures 
218/2/13The structure of an atom /Prac Assessment 1
325/2/13Periodic Table/ Electron configuration 
44/3/13Prac Assessment 2 /Metallic bonding/ Ionic bonding/Chemical formulae 
511/3/13No Class Monday 11th/Mid term assessment
618/3/13Covalent bonding Valencies/Naming molecules/Prac Assessment 3
725/3/13Polar/non polar bonding//Intermolecular bonding Revision/Giant covalent networks
81/4/13Easter break
9 8/4/13Acids/bases salts Prac /Exam
   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Tests

Practical assessment


Assessment Tasks

• Mid-term Quiz- 20%
• Practical Reports- 30%
• Exam- 50%

A pass is required for Practical and Theory components 

 


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

The 50 hours allowed for this unit are allocated as follows

● Class theory -27 hours
● Practical Activities - 8 hours
● Research work / report completion-12 hours
● Theory Test - 3 hour
 

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