Sharon Williams, Water Valley High School
Presented at CAST 2008, ACT2 Strand, 11/6/09
Identify important developments in the history of atomic theory.
Summarize Dalton’s atomic theory.
Describe the size of an atom.
Distinguish among protons, electrons, and neutrons in terms of relative mass and change.
Describe the structure of an atom, including the location of the protons, electrons, and neutrons with respect to the nucleus.
Explain how the atomic number identifies an element.
Use the atomic number and mass number of an element to find the number of protons, electrons, and neutrons.
Explain how isotopes differ and why the atomic masses of elements are not whole numbers.
Calculate the average atomic mass of an element from isotope data.
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