wghs 11SCI02 Acids and bases

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  1. What is an Atom?

    – the smallest unit of matter that can exist on its own. Found on the periodic table of elements, some maybe bonded to them selves, some to other types of atom.
  2. What is an Ion?

    – some atoms lose or gain electrons from their outer shell (valance shell) to have complete shells, it makes them stable (no longer reactive)
  3. What is an Isotope?
    – some atoms have a different number of protons to ones of the same atomic number, therefore changing the mass number of the atom ie carbon 6-12, carbon 6-13, carbon 6 - 14
  4. What is an Electron?
    – a particle within the atom having a negative charge, located in shells around the nucleus (very small compared to proton and neutron)
  5. What is a Proton?
    – particle within the atom having a positive charge, located in the nucleus of the atom (the centre) along with neutrons (the number of protons will give the mass number of the atom)
  6. What is a Neutron?
    – a particle within the atom that has a neutral charge (no charge), located in the nucleus of the atom (centre) along with protons
  7. What is the Atomic number?
    – the number of protons in the atom, also its place in the periodic table
  8. What is the Mass number?
    – the number of protons + neutrons in an atom (what is in the nucleus)
  9. What is a Group?
    – looking down the columns of atoms in the periodic table, it gives its reactivity, also gives us the number of electrons in an atom's outer shell (also charge of the ion) ie group 1 all have one electon in outer shell and will be +1 ions
  10. What is a Period?
    – looking across the rows of atoms in the periodic table, it gives the number of shells that atoms have ie period 2 these atoms all have 2 electron shells
  11. What is the Atomic Symbol –
    the symbol given to the atom, can be seen on the periodic table ie H =hydrogen
  12. What is the Electron arrangement?
    – the arrangement of the electrons into the electron shells, can be either atom or ion (remember max 2 in first, 8 in second, 8 in third) ie magnesium = 2,8,2
  13. What is a diagram of an atom/ion?
    – a visual representation of what an atom looks like, the exact number of protons, electons, neutrons drawn correctly
  14. What are Ionic compounds?
    • A cation and an anion chemically joined as a compound 
    • eg: Na+ Cl--> NaCl
  15. – chemical bonding of two elements, where a non-metal bonds to a
    metal (you need to be able to name these, and draw correct symbols ie MgCl2 magnesium chloride)
  16. What are Word equations?
    – when a chemical reaction occurs, the word version of this reaction   ie    water + magnesium ---> hydrogen gas + magnesium oxide
  17. What are Chemical equations?
    – when a chemical reaction occurs, the chemical version of this reaction    ie H20 + Mg ---> H2 + MgO      excellence requires ballancing
  18. What is an Acid?
    – contain H+ ions, pH between 0- 6.9, taste sour, corrosive, change blue litmus red, changes universal indicator red, orange, yellow
  19. What is a Base?
    • - contain OH- ions, pH between 7.1 -14,
    • tastes bitter, corrosive, change red litmus blue, changes universal indicator purple, blue
  20. What is the pH?
    – measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution, measure of the number of H+ ions in the solution

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wghs 11SCI02 Acids and bases
2015-08-12 02:43:09
wghs 11SCI02

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