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AQA GCSE Chemistry Topic 1 - Atomic Structure And The Periodic Table





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 • I can recall that all substances are made from atoms 

 • I can recall the that periodic table shows the range of elements that are known to exist 

 • I can interpret the symbols on the periodic table and use them to identify elements 

 • I can define the term compound 

 • I can describe the structure of an atom 

 • I can recall the relative size of an atom and a nucleus 

 • I can recall the relative masses of the three subatomic particles 

 • I can use the periodic table to state the number of protons, electrons and neutrons in an element

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 • I can define the terms mass number and atomic number 

I can represent a reaction using a word equation 

 • I can represent a reaction using a balanced symbol equation video 1video 2

 • I can define the term mixture 

 • I can describe different way to separate mixtures using physical processes video 1video 2

 • I can describe how a scientific model can be developed 

 • I can describe the plum pudding model of the atom 

 • I can describe how Rutherford and Marsden’s experiments lead to the nuclear model of the atom, and the ideas the Bohr contributed to the model 

 • I can state the Chadwick showed the existence of the neutrons 

 • I can draw the electronic structure of the first 20 elements on the periodic table 

 • I can use numbers to represent the electronic structure of the first 20 elements on the periodic table 

 • I can recall the relative charges of the three subatomic particles 

 • I can explain why atoms have no overall charge 

 • I can describe the formation of ions 

 • I can recall that metals will go on to form positive ions 

 • I can recall the non-metals will go on to form negative ions 

 • I can describe the location of metals and non-metals on the periodic table 

 • I can describe the use of periods and groups to classify parts of the periodic table video 1 video 2

 • I can describe the development of the early periodic table 

 • I can describe how Mendeleev developed the periodic table 

 • I can describe the properties of the noble gasses (in group -0) 

 • I can recall that the boiling points of noble gases increase as you go down the periodic table 

 • I can describe the properties of group 1 metals 

 • I can describe the reactions of group 1 metals with water 

 • I can recall that the reactivity of group 1 metals increases as you go down the group. 

 • I can recall that group 7 element are non-metals and are found as diatomic molecules 

 • I can describe the reactions of group 7 non-metals 

 • I can describe the patterns in melting point, boiling point and reactivity in group 7 

 • I can describe displacement reaction in relation to group 7 elements 

 • I can describe the properties of transition metals  Chemistry only 

 • I can describe the uses of transition metals Chemistry only 

 • I can recall that transition metals form different coloured compounds  Chemistry only