Topics 2 & 12 : Atomic structure

IB Chemistry: Topics 2 & 12 : Atomic structure

A good understanding of atomic structure is paramount to understanding chemistry. The essential idea stated in the syllabus, that the mass of an atom is concentrated in its minute, positively charged nucleus, does not really do justice to the importance of this topic. Chemical reactions involve the rearrangement of valence electrons so understanding the structure of an atom and the nature and behaviour of electrons is...

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