AQA GCSE Chemistry Topic 1 – Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table

I have gone through the specification and these are the bits the examiners want you to know with links to my YouTube videos and other websites to help you understand any bits that are confusing. 

 

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AQA Chemistry

1 – Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table

Specification statement

 

These are the bits the exam board wants you to know, make sure you can do all of these…

Bits to help if you don’t understand

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Other places

I can recall that all substances are made from atoms

 

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2h7Gx2F

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

https://youtu.be/GhOkzDuHIDc

 

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

https://youtu.be/PdujMRxEbn4

 

I can define the term compound

https://youtu.be/tguhuiq9tVs

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2h7Gx2F

I can describe the structure of an atom

 

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2h7Gx2F

 

Total Learn http://bit.ly/2lesH0e

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

https://youtu.be/ljyzVt8bJSA   https://youtu.be/Hq6YMQnR0P0

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2yhbgP4

I can define the terms mass number and atomic number

 

I can represent a reaction using a word equation

https://youtu.be/X8jiv0qwVok

 

https://youtu.be/T0wb4z-_kmY

 

https://youtu.be/5GmsOx_Dc0M

 

I can represent a reaction using a balanced symbol equation

I can define the term mixture

https://youtu.be/tguhuiq9tVs

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2x6vLxn

I can describe different way to separate mixtures using physical processes

https://youtu.be/NJYnoXUWa2o

 

https://youtu.be/bAgLzQ_a1jQ

 

I can describe how a scientific model can be developed

 

 

I can describe the plum pudding model of the atom

https://youtu.be/nbwcngWsXAU

 

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

https://youtu.be/bgWKesHbLnE

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2w16S54

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

https://youtu.be/M5qfMT-ePrQ

 

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

https://youtu.be/GhOkzDuHIDc

 

https://youtu.be/8GYMLQt18zQ

Total Learn http://bit.ly/2i2fEtG

 

http://bit.ly/2z36acS

I can describe the development of the early periodic table

https://youtu.be/WXnD0UWlYyk

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2w0tEtX

 

Total Learn http://bit.ly/2yJEcj7

I can describe how Mendeleev developed the periodic table

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

https://youtu.be/GhOkzDuHIDc

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2xIH4PM

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

https://youtu.be/UNewX9i1Nh4

 

With water; https://youtu.be/t1Kpyyvgncw

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2h99hEo

 

Total Learn http://bit.ly/2y1OjTv

I can describe the reactions of group 1 metals

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

https://youtu.be/5rXKPc-Jy_Y

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

https://youtu.be/vK5yc2RR0XQ

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2fcbxOj

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

https://youtu.be/Tw3NJ_it3tc

TuitionKit  http://bit.ly/2h7pk9G

I can describe the uses of transition metals

Chemistry only

I can recall that transition metals form different coloured compounds

Chemistry only

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