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Discovering chemistry
Discovering chemistry

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Learning outcomes

After studying Session 1 you should be able to:

  • describe the structure of atoms in terms of protons, neutrons and electrons

  • understand what is meant by a chemical element and how they are arranged in the periodic table

  • explain what is meant by atomic number and relative atomic mass of a chemical element

  • appreciate the impact of quantum mechanics on understanding how electrons are arranged in atoms.