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Chapter 4 The structure of the atom. AL-COS Objectives 1, 2,3,4,7, 10, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27and 28. You’ll learn to…. Identify the experiments that led to the development of the nuclear model of atomic structure Describe the structure of the atom and the subatomic particles that comprise it

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chapter 4 the structure of the atom
Chapter 4The structure of the atom

AL-COS Objectives 1, 2,3,4,7, 10, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27and 28

you ll learn to
You’ll learn to…
  • Identify the experiments that led to the development of the nuclear model of atomic structure
  • Describe the structure of the atom and the subatomic particles that comprise it


you ll also learn
You’ll also learn…
  • Explain the relationship between nuclear stability and radioactivity
  • Write equations representing nuclear decay
  • Discuss the atomic models of Democritus, Thomson, Rutherford, and Bohr


*atomic mass

*atomic mass unit (amu)

*atomic number



*mass number




early theories of matter
Early Theories of Matter
  • Democritus

( 460-370 BC)

a man ahead of his time
A man ahead of his time…
  • First to believe matter was not infintely divisible
  • Believed matter to be made of small particles he called “atomos”
  • Believed these particles could not be created or destroyed
democritus ideas
Democritus’ Ideas
  • Matter is composed of empty

space through which atoms


  • Atoms are solid, homogeneous, indestructible and indivisible
  • Different kinds of atoms have different sizes and shapes (give matter its properties)
  • Changes in matter are due to changes in grouping of atoms
  • One of most influential Greek philosophers
  • Believed matter was formed of air, water, earth and fire
  • Did not believe in the “nothingness” of space
  • All of his ideas were NOT based on empirical (experimental) science – just ideas

Given credit for setting the field of science back nearly 2000 years!

john dalton 1766 1844
John Dalton(1766-1844)
  • Revived the ideas of Democritus
  • First atomic model
  • A teacher in England
dalton s atomic theory
Dalton’s atomic theory
  • Matter is made of small particles called atoms
  • All atoms of an element are identical **** (isotopes?)
  • Atoms of different elements are different
as well as
As well as…
  • Atoms cannot be created or destroyed or divided into smaller particles ****(nuclear fission?)
  • Different atoms combine in simple whole number ratios to form compounds
  • In chemical reactions, atoms are separated, combined or rearranged.
the atom
The atom
  • Smallest particle of an element that retains the properties of that element
how many atoms
How many atoms?
  • World population =

6 000 000 000

  • Number of atoms in a penny=

29 000 000 000 000 000 000 000

subatomic particles and the nuclear atom
Subatomic particles and the nuclear atom
  • The electron

- Sir William Crookes noticed the flash of light in a tube

Tube filled with a gas,

+ and a – end,

the cathode ray
The cathode ray

Scientists were convinced this cathode ray was really a stream of charged particles -> electrons!

further cathode tube experiments were conducted by j j thomson 1856 1940
Further cathode tube experiments were conducted by J.J. Thomson (1856-1940)
  • Was trying to determine the charge/mass ratio of these electrons
  • Found the mass of this particles was less than hydrogen’s
j j thomson
J.J. Thomson
  • Identified the first subatomic particle – the electron
  • Atoms were divisible into smaller particles
j j thomson s atomic model
J.J. Thomson’s atomic model
  • A spherical atom composed of evenly distributed positive charges within which the negatively charged electrons were also found
robert millikan 1868 1953
Robert Millikan (1868-1953)
  • American physicist
  • Determined the charge of an electron
  • Calculated the mass of a single electron (e-)
sir ernest rutherford
Sir Ernest Rutherford
  • Originally from New Zealand
  • Won a scholarship competition to study at Cambridge Univ. in England
  • Won the Nobel prize in 1908 for discovering radioactivity
  • 3 types
    • Alpha particles
      • Actually the nucleus of a helium atom
    • Beta particle
      • A high speed electron
    • Gamma particle
      • A photon of electromagnetic


designed an experiment to study the atom
Designed an experiment to study the atom
  • Experiment was actually conducted by his two graduate students, Geiger (later developed the Geiger counter) and Marsden
  • Rutherford was their supervising professor
used alpha particles for bullets
Used alpha particles for “bullets”
  • Alpha particles =

Helium nucleus

2 protons + 2 neutrons

observed that
Observed that..
  • Most of the alpha particles went straight through
  • Some were deflected away from the foil
  • Some hit something solid and “bounced back”
what was learned
What was learned?
  • Most of an atom is empty space
  • The nucleus has a positive charge (He nucleus was also positive, which caused the deflection)
  • The nucleus, when hit straight on, is dense and solid – not a plum pudding!
other subatomic particles
Other subatomic particles
  • Proton
    • Discovered by Goldstein using a cathode ray tube (1920’s)
  • Neutron
    • Discovered by James Chadwick in 1932
atomic number
Atomic number
  • Henry Moseley discovered that atoms of different elements each have a unique positive charge in their nucleus
henry moseley 1887 1915
Henry Moseley (1887-1915)
  • Discovered atomic numbers
  • Died at a young age in WWI
the atomic number
The atomic number

Mass number=

Protons + neutrons




Symbol for element

Atomic number =

number of protons

in the nucleus

practice writing atomic notation
Practice writing atomic notation




What does this tell us?

write atomic notation
Write atomic notation
  • For an atom of Fe
  • For an atom of U

And ……

56 238

Fe U

26 92

  • Same atomic number but a different atomic mass
  • The number of protons remains the same, but the number of neutrons vary.
isotopes of hydrogen
Isotopes of hydrogen

1 2 3


  • 1 1

Protium deuterium tritium

calculating atomic mass turn to pg 102
Calculating Atomic Mass(Turn to pg. 102)
  • 1. mass x %abundance (for each


  • 2. Add them together to get the atomic mass
  • 3. find that atomic mass on the periodic table and that is the element


example problem pg 103
Example Problem: pg. 103
  • 1.) 6X =(6.015)(0.075)= 0.451 amu

7X =(7.016)(0.925)= 6.490 amu

  • 2.) 0.451 + 6.490 = 6.941 amu
  • 3.) The element with an atomic mass of 6.941 amu is Lithium, Li.
  • COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
look on pg 104
Look on pg. 104
  • Let’s do # 15 and #16 together.
  • Now, you do #17 on your own.
pg 104 15
Pg. 104, #15

(10.013)(0.198) = 1.982 amu

(11.009)(0.802) = 8.829 amu

10.811 amu

pg 104 16
Pg. 104, #16

Helium-4 is more abundant in nature because the atomic mass of naturally occurring helium is closer to the mass of helium-4 than to the mass of helium –3.

pg 104 17
Pg. 104, #17
  • (23.985)(0.7899) = 18.946 amu
  • (24.986)(0.1000) = 2.499 amu
  • (25.982)(0.1101) = 2.861 amu

24.306 amu

The element with that atomic mass is magnesium, Mg.

nuclear reactions
Nuclear reactions
  • The nucleus of the atoms actually change
  • Nuclear stability is based on neutron/proton ratio
  • Experience nuclear decay to become more stable
nuclear equation becomes
Nuclear equation becomes

238 234 4

U  Th + He

92 90 2

nuclear equation
Nuclear equation

14 0 15

N  e + O

7 -1 8

gamma radiation
Gamma radiation γ
  • Electromagentic radiation
  • Has no charge
  • Often found along with Beta or alpha radiation