the area around a charged particle where forces exist
emission of small energetic particles from the core of certain unstable atoms.
rutherford's gold foil experiment
most of the atom's mass and all of it's positive charge are contained in its core called the nucleus (over 99.9%).
most of the volume of the atom is empty space, throughout which tiny, negatively charged electrons are dispersed.
there are as many electrons outside the nucleus as there are protons inside the nucleus. ie. the atom is electrically neutral.
mass (amu): 1.007
mass (g): 1.673 x 10-24
mass (amu): 1.009
mass (g): 1.675 x 10-24
mass (amu): 5.486 x 10-4
mass (g): 9.109 x 10-28
location: outside the nucleus
represents the number of protons in an atom's nucleus.
unique to each element
atoms with the same number of protons but a different number of neutrons
the relative amount of each different isotope in a naturally occurring sample of a given element.
the sum of the number of protons and neutrons
an atom or molecule in which the total number of electrons is not equal to the total number of protons, giving it a net positive or negative electrical charge.
positively charged ion
negatively charged ion
when elements are arranged in order of increasing mass certain sets of elements with recurring properties arrange periodically.
lower left side
good conductors of heat and electricity
malleability (can be pounded into sheets)
ductility (can be drawn into wires)
upper right side
poor conductors of heat and electricity
lie along the zigzag line which divides metals and nonmetals.
mostly unreactive nonmetals
full valence shell
alkaline earth metals
fairly nonreactive metals
highly reactive nonmetals
represents the average mass of the isotopes that compose the element.
weighted according to the natural abundance of each isotope.
the standard scientific unit for dealing with atoms in macroscopic quantities.
which is defined arbitrarily as the amount of a substance with as many
atoms or other units as there are in 12 grams of the carbon isotope C-12.
the number of atoms in a mole is called avogadro's number, the value of which is approximately 6.022 × 1023 particles.
an element's molar mass in grams per mole is numerically equal to the element's atomic mass in atomic mass units.
mass of 1 mol=molar mass
the result of interactions between charged particles.
can be strong bonds such as ionic or covalent or weaks such as hydrogen bonding.
occur between metals and nometals
involve the transfer of electrons from one atom to another. in this type the electron is not shared at all but transferred to the outer atomic orbital of the atom with the vacancy. one atom will have a net neg charge and the other a net positive charge.
bonds occurring between two or more nonmetals
involve the sharing of electrons between two atoms. ie. the electrons are attracted to the nuclei of both atoms so they are "shared" by both. low to nonexistent electronegative difference.
most organic compounds
simplest whole number ratio of atoms of each element present in a compound.
standard for ionic compunds and macromolecules. different compunds can have the same empirical formula.
ex: glucose = CH2O
identifies the number of each type of atom in a molecule. specific to one molecule of a certain compound.
ex: glucose = C6H12O6
shows the structure of the molecule using lines to represent covalent bonds.
ball and stick model
represents atoms as balls and bonds as sticks
space filling model
atoms fill the space to more closely spresent our best estimates of how a molecule might appear if scaled to a visible size.
exist in nature with single atoms as their basic units,
most elements fall into this category.
elements which exist as molecules.
most are diatomic, ex: O2, H2
generally composed of two or more covalently bonded nonmetals.
you can recognize molecular compounds because the first element in the compound name is a nonmetal. some molecular compounds contain hydrogen, but if you see a compound which starts with "H", you can assume it is an acid and not a molecular
compound. compounds consisting only of carbon with hydrogen are called hydrocarbons. hydrocarbons have their own special nomenclature, so they are treated differently from other molecular compounds.
composed of cations and anions bound together by ionic bonds.
basic unit is the formula unit.
they are held together by the electrostatic force between oppositely charged bodies. Ionic compounds have a high melting and boiling point, and they are hard and very brittle. They are also called salts .
the lowest whole number ratio of ions represented in an ionic compound.
ex: NaCl and K2O
Ionic compounds do not exist as individual molecules; a formula unit is used to indicate the lowest reduced ratio of ions in the compound.
an ion composed of two or more atoms.
molecular compounds that release hydrogen ions (H+) when dissolved in water.
react with bases and metals
pHs of acids are less than 7 because the concentration of hydronium ions is greater than 10−7 moles per liter.
can be binary or oxyacid
composed of hydrogen and a nonmetal
[hydro] + [base name of nonmetal + ic] + [acid]
ex: HCl, HF. HI
oxyacid (or oxoacid)
contain hydrogen and an oxyanion
-ate ending: [base name oxyanion + ic] + [acid]
-ite ending: [base name oxyanion + ous] + [acid]
ex: sulfuric, nitric, phosphoric, chlorous
the sum of the atomic weights of the atoms in the empirical formula of the compound.
ex: the molecular formula for glucose is C6H12O6, so the empirical formula is CH2O.
the formula mass of glucose is (12)+2(1)+16 = 30 amu.