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Advanced Applications of the Periodic Table To this point we have presented a basic introduction to the periodic table—the recipe of the universe. In this section, we apply what we have learned about the periodic table to advanced applications. ). 847). The atomic number is the number of protons in the nucleus of an atom and is a unique identification number for each element. It cannot change without changing the identity of the element. C‫ס‬6 O‫ס‬8 Cl ‫ ס‬17 The number of neutrons in the nucleus can change without changing the element’s identity.

All properties of material substances are the inevitable result of the kind of atoms and the manner in which they are attached and assembled. All chemical change involves a rearrangement of atoms. 1) The distinction between organic and inorganic chemistry is often blurred by scientific disciplines such as organometallic chemistry. 2), such as a C-Hg bond. Organometallic chemistry is typically thought of as a subset of inorganic chemistry, although it also plays a major role in organic chemistry.

Topics in This Chapter • How Atoms Are Linked Together • About Chemical Bonds • Chemical Formulas Now that you understand what atoms are and how they look and have a basic understanding of the periodic table, I will begin this chapter on chemical bonds with a brief review of key points to set the stage for the material presented. • Matter is anything that takes up space and has mass. • An element is a substance that cannot be broken down by ordinary means, the material making up matter. • Small units of matter are called atoms.

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