School of Physics Lecture Demonstration Manual

Na-11 Models of Atomic Structure

Published: Monday 30 April 2007 - Updated: Thursday 31 March 2011


To demonstrate the atomic stucture of various elements using macroscopic models.



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Hydrogen Model Pic

Helium Model Pic

Nitrogen Model Pic

Oxygen Model Pic

Proton Model Pic


The Atomic models show both the structure of the nucleus and the electron configurations for four of the elements on the Periodic Table. Students can try and guess what elements the models are trying to portray by the number of protons or electrons in the particular model.

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