Chapter 3 begins with a historical study of how early chemists used experimentation and reasoning to assemble models of the atom. The Lesson 11 PowerPoint provides key vocabulary around the components of the atom (proton, electron, neutron, and nucleus). To help bring these concepts to life, we watched the Crash Course video below:
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Click on the CompoundChem.com infographic below to enlarge the graphic. There is an excellent article accompanying the infographic as well that is highly encouraged reading.
Wonder what an atom actually looks like? Using a “quantum-style” microscope, atoms of hydrogen can be seen – check out the article “Smile Hydrogen, You’re on Quantum Camera” from New Scientist magazine (2013).
Feeling ambitious? Jump down the rabbit hole and read (or listen!) to the Forbes.com article How All Of Physics Exists Inside A Single Atom (2021)