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Chemistry Skills and Competency Tracking Sheet

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Name:

Nuclear Chemistry
10d1
10d2
10d3
10d4
10d5

- differentiate between alpha, beta, and gamma radiation


- balance nuclear equations involving various types of decay
- relate the role of nuclear fusion in producing essentially all elements heavier than helium
relate the process of half-life as related to radioactive decay
perform half-life calculations

On the blank line rank yourself on a scale from 1-4 (1=no confidence,
2=somewhat confident, 3=confident, 4=extremely confident)
Check the box to the left once you feel you have achieved mastery of each
concept.
I know the meaning of the following terms:
isotope, mass number, alpha particle, beta particle, gamma ray, decay, fission, fusion,
___________________
I can determine the number of neutrons in a specified isotope, for example: lead-210 ( 210Pb)
has
210 82 = 128 neutrons___________________
I understand the concept of half-life and nuclear decay___________________
I know what radioactive means____________________
I can calculate the amount of material left after a given number of half-lives given the starting
amount___________________
I can calculate the amount of starting material after a given number of half-lives given the
ending amount___________________
I can write and balance nuclear decay equations, for example: 14N 14C +
-1

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I can explain the penetrating power, charge and mass of , , and


radiation___________________
I can recognize and explain the basic ideas of single, double and triple
bonds___________________

Atomic Theory

Chemistry Skills and Competency Tracking Sheet


_____________________________

Name:

10. use the modern atomic theory to explain the characteristics of atoms (GPS, HSGT) (SCCH_B2005-10)
10a - compare and contrast the relative size, charge, and position of protons, neutrons, and electrons in
the atom (GPS)
10b - use electron configuration and orbital diagrams for neutral atoms to determine chemical properties
(GPS)
10c - explain the relationship of proton number to the elements identity (GPS)
10d - explain the relationship of isotopes to the relative abundance of atoms of a particular element (GPS)
10e - relate light emission and the movement of electrons to element identification (GPS)

On the blank line rank yourself on a scale from 1-4 (1=no confidence,
2=somewhat confident, 3=confident, 4=extremely confident)
Check the box to the left once you feel you have achieved mastery of each
concept.
I understand and can use the following terms correctly: mass number, atomic mass, nucleus,
isotope, atomic number, relative abundance, average (weighted) atomic
mass___________________
I can discuss accurately the relative location and mass of the particles that make up atoms
(protons, neutrons and electrons)___________________
I can name and write isotopic notations for any isotope given the number of protons, neutrons
and/or mass number, and charge___________________
I can correctly identify the number of protons, electrons and neutrons given an isotope name
or isotopic notation and its charge___________________
I understand and can use the following terms correctly: orbital, sublevel, energy level (or
principle quantum level), s, p, d, and f, electron spin, electron configuration, orbital
diagram___________________
I can discuss accurately the shapes of orbitals and the types that can be found in each
principle quantum level (or energy level)___________________
I can write electron configurations and orbital diagrams for any element (Periods 15)___________________
I understand and can discuss the following terms: ground state, excited state, atomic emission
spectra, frequency, wavelength and energy of a photon (Ephoton) ___________________
I understand the relationship between frequency and wavelength and between energy and
frequency___________________