Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 2 - Sections 2.1-2.9 - Exercises - Review Questions: 10

Answer

The gold-foil experiment involved directing a beam of alpha particles through a gold foil. It found that the mass and positive charge of an atom does not cover the entirety of the atom, meaning there must be significant empty space within atoms.

Work Step by Step

The plum-pudding model was proved wrong because some of the alpha particles were deflected at various angles, instead of passing through the foil completely.
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