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Rocklin Unit 1: Atomic and Nuclear Theory Chapter 1 Review of basic concepts Describe the three states of matter Describe the difference between elements, compounds and mixtures Convert between Celsius and Kelvin Round measured and calculated values to the correct number of significant digits Use dimensional analysis to solve multistep equations, showing how units cancel

AP Chemistry

Chapter 2 Atoms, Molecules and Ions Describe the atom according to Democritus, Dalton, Thomson and Rutherford Describe cathode rays and their role in discovering the electron Describe how Millikan measured the charge of an electron Explain how Rutherford discovered the nucleus Explain how Coulombs law describes the attraction between an atoms nucleus and electrons Calculate mass number from the number of protons and neutrons Calculate average atomic mass from isotopic abundances Explain how mass spectrometry is used to determine isotopic abundances Describe the difference between molecular and empirical formulas Determine the likely ionic charge of an element based on its position in the periodic table Name ionic compounds Describe the relationship between frequency of light and the manner in which the light interacts with matter Chapter 6 Electronic Structure of Atoms Convert between wavelength and frequency of light Convert between frequency and energy of light Describe the Bohr model of the atom, its significance and its limitations Explain the cause of the series of emission lines in the hydrogen spectrum Use the Rydberg equation to calculate the wavelength of light from a hydrogen atom Use the de Broglie equation to calculate the wavelength of particles of matter Explain the major implication of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle Describe the interpretation of 2 Determine electron configurations for elements using the Aufbau principle, the Pauli principle, and Hunds rule Identify exceptions to the Aufbau principle from known electron configurations Explain how evidence from photoelectron spectroscopy supports the quantum theory Chapter 21 Radioactivity Write nuclear equations involving alpha decay, beta decay, positron emission and electron capture Explain the role of neutrons in stabilizing the nucleus Interpret the belt of stability Prepare and interpret a nuclear disintegration series from known nuclear decays Write nuclear transmutation reactions Use radiometric dating to calculate the age of a sample from isotopic half life Use Einsteins equation to calculate nuclear binding energy from mass defect Write nuclear fission and fusion reactions