2.5 ‘Difference’ and identity

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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explain what is meant by isotopes, atomic numbers and mass numbers of the atoms of chemical elements by referring to the Rutherford model of the atom

  • give an example of how differences in the molecular structures of chemical compounds give rise to differences in macroscopic properties

  • indicate ways in which the chemical periodicity represented by a Periodic Table matches the periodicity in the elect
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